Advance Eid rail ticket sale begins

Publish: 12:13 PM, August 8, 2018 | Update: 12:13:PM, August 8, 2018

DHAKA – Bangladesh Railway today has started selling advance tickets for the Eid-ul-Azha a day after advance bus ticket sale on long routes began on Tuesday.

The passengers can purchase advance rail tickets of August 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 on August 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively, an official release said here.

The holidaymakers can also collect their advance train tickets for return journey from Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat stations under special arrangement from August 15 to 19 for traveling from August 24
to 28, the release added.

Maximum four advance rail tickets will be given to one person or passenger, it also said. A total of 26 counters will remain opened in Kamlapur station. Of those, two will remain reserved only for women.

Meanwhile, the bus companies started advance bus ticket sale on long routes for upcoming holy Eid-Ul-Azha on Tuesday last.

Private owned Hanif Paribahan General Manager signed a press release said advance bus ticket sale started yesterday for the journey from August 16 to August 21.

The dates for selling return tickets, however, will be informed later. The sale of advance bus tickets was supposed to begin on August 5 (Sunday), but later it was postponed as plying of buses on long routes remained suspended due to unavoidable reason.