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Huge rush of people on 2nd day to get train tickets

Update : 02 Jul 2022, 11:35

A large number of people gathered at the Kamalapur Railway Station for the second day of Eid ul Azha.

Many are desperate to get train tickets to go out of Dhaka. People were seen waiting in long queues for hours in sweltering heat at Kamalapur railway station to get advance train tickets. Some have been standing in queues since Friday night.

Buying tickets online is high. 

On the first day of ticket sales, senior officials of the Railway Ministry visited Kamalapur Railway Station. Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon will visit Kamalapur station at 11 am today. 

Railway security forces and Ansar members, on the other hand, are working to ensure peaceful ticket distribution. Besides the police, RAB is also working to stop the sale of tickets on the black market.

According to Bangladesh Railway, train tickets started selling from Friday (July 1). On July 1 – train tickets for July 5 were given, on July 2 – tickets for July 7 will be given, on July 3 – tickets for July 7 will be given, on July 4 – tickets for July 7 will be given, and on July 5 – tickets for July 9 will be given.

Besides, return train tickets will be started from July 7 whereas tickets for July 11 will be given. On July 8 – tickets for July 12, on July 9 – tickets for July 13, and on July 11 – tickets for July 14 and July 15 will be given. 

However, a limited number of intercity trains will ply on July 11. All trains will run from July 12.      

Eid train tickets are available at six stations in Dhaka and Joydebpur railway station in Gazipur. Tickets for the entire northern intercity train are being sold at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station. 

Apart from this, tickets for Rajshahi and Khulna trains are available from Kamalapur suburban platform. All intercity train tickets to Chattogram and Noakhali are available from Dhaka Airport. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, and Dewanganj train tickets are available at Tejgaon railway station.

Besides, tickets for Mohanganj-bound Mohanganj and Haor Express trains are available at Dhaka Cantonment Railway Station. Tickets for Sylhet and Kishoreganj trains are available from Fulbaria Railway Station in the capital.

Eid special train will leave Panchagarh from Joydebpur railway station in Gazipur.

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