Train tickets will be sold at stations from September 5
Bangladesh Railway has decided to start selling tickets for some trains at railway stations from September 5 as 19 more passenger trains will resume operation from that day.
All tickets of intercity trains will be sold online and will be available on mobile apps. Meanwhile tickets of local, mail and commuter trains will be sold at stations from the set date, Shafiqur Rahman, director (traffic) of BR told The Daily Star today.
Bangladesh Railway will continue to operate trains at fifty percent capacity, he added.
A circular was issued in this regard today.
Some passenger trains resumed operation from May 31 but Bangladesh Railway authorities decided against selling tickets at stations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the 19 trains, 69 pairs of trains will come into operation as the state-run transport agency is gradually increasing the number of trains in operation.
Passengers will be able to collect tickets of intercity trains 10 days before their journey date.
All trains will stop at Airport station, Joydebpur and Narsindi stations from September 10.
The authority had stopped theirs break at these stations as there was no fence to keep passengers from travelling without tickets. The authority has now installed fence in these stations.
Plans are on to reintroduce some facilities—such as providing food, blankets and pillows for passengers travelling overnight in an AC berth.
BR suspended operation of passenger trains on March 24 to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.