Advance train ticket sale for Eid-ul-Azha from Jul 29

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:35, Jul 23, 2019 | Updated : 14:36, Jul 23, 2019

Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan briefing the reporters about the sale of advance train tickets for Eid-ul-Azha holidays on Jul 23, 2019.Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets for Eid-ul-Adha holidays from Jul 29.
Aiming to provide hassle-free Eid journeys for holidaymakers, the Bangladesh Railway has also decided to sell 50% advance tickets online, similar to Eid-ul-Fitr.
Sale of tickets for intercity trains will continue till Aug 2, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan told the media at the Rail Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday (Jul 23).
The minister hoped that this time passengers will not face any difficulties like previous Eid over collecting tickets through mobile apps.
The advance tickets will be sold at five different railway stations in Dhaka: Kamalapur, Airport, Tejgaon, Banani, and Fulbaria (Old Railway Bhaban), the minister said.
According to the minister, the tickets for country’s west bound trains will be sold from Kamalapur Railway Station.
Meanwhile, holidaymakers can collect advance tickets for Chattogram and Noakhali destinations from Airport Railway Station.
Besides, Mymensingh and Jamalpur-bound holidaymakers can collect tickets from Tejgaon Railway Station while Netrakona-bound Mohonganj and Haor Express will be sold from Banani Railway Station and holidaymakers of Sylhet and Kishoreganj have to collect their tickets from Old Rail Bhaban in Fulbaria area.
Advance tickets for intercity trains for travelling on Aug 7,8, 9, 10, and 11 would be sold on Jul 29, 30 and 31 and Aug 1 and 2 respectively, the minister said.
Eid-ul-Azha, the 2nd largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated on Aug 12, subject to the appearance of the moon.