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Eid advance train ticket sale from Jul 1

By :The Report Desk
Published : Jun 22, 2022 11:21:00 PM | Latest

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) will start sale of advance tickets ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Azha from July 1, said Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan on Wednesday.

He was addressing a press conference at Rail Bhaban in Dhaka, reports BSS.

Aimed to make Eid holidaymakers' journey smooth, the tickets will be sold considering July 10 as the possible Eid day, the minister said, adding that advance tickets are usually sold five days before the Eid journey.

According to this decision, train tickets for July 5 will be sold on July 1 while tickets of July 6 will be sold on July 2, July 7 will be on July 3, July 8 will be on July 4 and July 9 will be on July 5.

Besides, return tickets for July 11 will be sold on July 7 while July 12 will be sold on July 8 and July 13 will be sold on July 9.

The return tickets for July 14 and 15 will be sold on July 11.

To purchase tickets, passengers will be able to purchase tickets by displaying a photocopy of NID or birth certificate at the counter.

Advance ticket sales on the app and website will start from 8 am to 4 pm.

Each ticket selling center will have a counter for women and persons with disabilities while each intercity train will also have separate coaches for women and specially-abled passengers only.

Sujan said a total of 26,713 tickets would be sold daily from Dhaka and half of it will be sold online.

He added that 67 extra train-bogies will be included to meet the rush of passengers.

He informed to the media that a total of 213 trains will be run on the occasion of the holy Eid.

He said one passenger can buy a maximum of 4 tickets, adding: "Advance tickets will not be refunded."

He said six pairs of special trains will be operated on Eid occasion and no tickets will be available online for the Eid Special Train.

"People must collect those from the counters," he said.