One recurring discourse in Dhaka, especially before and after Eid holidays, is that of an “empty” city.
Air tickets for domestic and international tourist destinations have become scarce since the middle of this month, due to the ongoing rush of holidaymakers.
With the Eid-ul-Azha only three days away, thousands of holidaymakers left the capital without facing much hassle at the exit points yesterday but were caught in traffic snarl-ups at different highways.
The morning sun brought some relief for Shariful Islam as a little rain, he feared, would put his journey back home in jeopardy.
Little Raihan looked restless. While waiting at Gabtoli Bus Terminal for around three hours, the five-year-old was asking his father the same question over and over again.
With a virtual five-day holiday beginning today, thousands of Eid holidaymakers left Dhaka without facing much trouble at the exit points, but they are caught in traffic snarls on different highways outside the city. The exodus of Dhaka city dwellers starts gaining momentum as bus and launch terminals and railway stations see massive crowds of home goers.
Amid growing concerns of tailbacks on highways, holidaymakers have started leaving the capital for homes to celebrate Eid with their loved ones, and the rush is expected to gain momentum today.
Bangladesh Railway authorities will begin selling advance train tickets from June 22 to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.
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