Bangladesh Railway will begin selling of advance train ticket at five different places in the capital Dhaka from July 29 ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Fifty per cent of the total tickets will be sold online to make the hassle-free journey of the holidaymakers, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said today.
Advance tickets are usually sold only at Kamalapur Railway Station, and many holidaymakers spend sleepless nights at the station to get the tickets in their hands, he said this while talking to reporters at the Rail Bhaban in Dhaka this noon.
But for the first time, the advance tickets were sold out at different locations in the capital in last ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr to make the ticket-buying process ease and to prevent excruciatingly long queues.
Sujan said tickets for all intercity trains to the country’s western destinations will be sold from Kamalapur Railway Station while the tickets to Chattogram and Noakhali destinations will be sold from Airport Railway Station.
Mymensingh and Jamalpur-bound holidaymakers will be able to buy the tickets for Tejgaon Railway Station.
Besides, the tickets for Netrakona-bound Mohonganj and Haor Express will be sold from Banani Railway Station, the minister said.
The tickets to Sylhet and Kishoreganj-bound holidaymakers will be sold from Old Rail Bhaban in Fulbaria area, he added.
Advance tickets for intercity trains for travelling on August 7,8, 9, 10, and 11 would be sold on July 29, 30 and 31 and August 1 and 2 respectively, the minister said.