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Home-goers enjoying smooth, hassle-free Eid journey

Update : 07 Apr 2024, 22:30

Home-bound people are enjoying hassle-free journey by rail, road and waterways ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

People are leaving Dhaka gradually due to the long holidays before and after the Eid-ul-Fitr, including weekends and Bangla New Year holiday.
 
Though the pressure of passengers on the train station, bus and launch terminals of the capital was slightly less till yesterday, it increased a little bit from today. 

However, despite the increased pressure of vehicles on the road, there is no traffic congestion. So, the homebound people can reach home smoothly to enjoy the festival with their families, dear and near ones.

This time there is no disruption in train schedule as most of the trains are leaving on time from Kamalapur railway station. Train passengers are reaching their destination smoothly. The passengers are also enjoying hassle free journey on waterways as well.

Everyone is trying to go home in their own way. Some people are also going home by private cars, micros or motorcycles under their own management. 

During this Eid journey, capital's railway stations are not seen so crowded as before.

No passenger can enter rail stations without ticket. Passengers are being allowed inside after checking their tickets through machines at the entries. 

Control rooms of RAB, Police and Railway Security Force (RNB) have been set up at the entrances to the platform area to provide overall security to the train passengers. 

Traveling Ticket Examiners (TTEs) are seen checking tickets at the entrances of the railway platform. 

Railways Minister Md. Zillul Hakim said all-out measures have been taken to make this Eid journey smooth. Strict measures have been taken to prevent black marketing of tickets, he said. 

He said that the total number of seats of the trains departing from Dhaka is about 33,500.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said this year's Eid journey is also comfortable like last year. There is pressure of traffics on roads but no traffic jam, he said.

This time the condition of the highways is much better than before, he added. 

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