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Eid: Advance sale of train tickets to start from March 24

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 14 Mar 2024, 08:50 am

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 14 March 2024: Bangladesh Railways will start selling advance train tickets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr from 24th March and will continue till 30th March. And the sale of return tickets will start on April 3 and continue until April 9.

All tickets will be sold online. Acting Director General of Bangladesh Railway Sardar Shahadat Ali gave this information before the inter-ministerial meeting at Railway Bhaban on Wednesday to determine the Eid Yatra action plan. He said that tickets will be sold on April 10, 11 and 12 subject to Eid moon sighting.

Railway Minister Md. Zillul Hakim said that all measures have been taken to make this year's Eid journey smooth. Strict measures have been taken to prevent ticket black market. Stating that the total number of seats of the train departing from Dhaka will be around 33 thousand 500, the Director General of Railways said that no ticket for the Eid trip will be sold at the counter this time either. 100% tickets will be sold from the online platform. In this case, tickets can be collected from Bangladesh Railway website, Rail Seva App and platform.

Online ticket sales will start from 8 am. Eastern and Western railway tickets will be sold at separate times to reduce server pressure. Seven pairs of special trains can run to handle the extra passenger pressure during Eid. But the matter is not finalized yet. He said that tickets for the eastern region will be sold in the morning and tickets for the western region in the afternoon. To reduce the pressure from Kamalapur, the train for the northern part of the country will depart from Banani Cantonment station in the capital. There are plans to run some trains from Joydevpur station as well. In addition to special trains, the number of coaches will be increased in regular route trains.