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Eid-ul-Azha: Advance train ticket sale begins on July 1

Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on July 1 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

Advance tickets of July 5 will be available on July 1, said Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at a press conference at Rail Bhaban on Wednesday.

Besides, the advance tickets of July 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be available on July 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

Besides, the selling of return tickets will begin from July 7, he said.

The return tickets for July 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 will be available on July 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

He said advance ticket sale will start from 8 am through ‘Rail Sheba’ mobile app and e-ticketing on the internet. Ticket sale at the railway stations will begin from 8am and continue until 4pm.

To reduce passenger pressure at Kamalapur station, advance tickets will be sold at six places in Dhaka- Kamalapur, Kamalapur suburban platform, Airport rail station, Tejgaon railway station, Cantonment, Fulbaria (Old Railway Station) and in six places in Joydevpur.

Each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.

The minister said six pairs of special trains will operate on this occasion and their rickets will be sold at the counters only.

The total number of seats of trains departing from Dhaka per day is 26,731, half of which will be available at ticket counters and half online.

There will be no off day of intercity trains from July 4, six days before Eid to the day before Eid. No intercity train will operate on the Eid day, said the minister.

Depending on the sighting of the moon, the holy Eid-ul-Azha is expected to be celebrated on July 10.

Source: United News of Bangladesh