Holidaymakers’ journey on the highways and waterways have been relatively hassle-free, except those heading to the northern districts on trains.
With Eid-ul-Fitr just two days away, the markets in Chattogram are abuzz with customers. This year, however, customers were not busy buying only clothes, but many were seen focusing on home decorative items -- particularly artificial flowers, plants and vases.
The first day of the sale of advance bus tickets for Eid holidays went rather quiet yesterday with many apparently opting for rail, waterways, and air, fearing traffic would be terrible on the highways.
The Bangladesh Railway would begin advance tickets sale from June 2 to ensure hassle-free journey for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.
Carrying a few passengers beyond capacity on Eid holidays will not be a big problem for water vessels as those avoid carrying extra weight allocated for goods during that time, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan says.
Sale of advance launch tickets for the Eid holidaymakers will start from June 15.