Bangladesh Railways will start selling advance return tickets of trains for the convenience of Dhaka-bound passengers on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest religious festival of Muslims, from tomorrow (Thursday).
“Keeping their (homebound passengers) safe return in mind, the railways authority will sell return tickets in advance for the post-Eid time at some important rail stations including Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Lalmonirhat,” an official told BSS here today.
He said return tickets for the journey of July 20 will be sold on July 16, tickets for July 21 will be available on July 17, tickets for July 22 and 23 will be supplied on July 19 and return tickets for July 24 will be given on July 20.
The official said each passenger will be allowed to procure maximum four tickets and tickets sold earlier will not be returned.
He said apart from the sale of advance tickets, necessary measure for ‘special train service’ has taken on the Eid-ul-Fitr and 169 additional passengers coaches were added to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for the people who would come back the capital city after spending Eid with their near and dear ones.
“Adequate security measures have also been taken at the time of the tickets sale,” the official added.