Dhk-Ctg advance tickets finished : Passengers staging demo

The train ticket seekers are staging demonstration in city’s Kamalapur Rail Station Sunday as the rail authority declared that the tickets on Dhaka-Chittagong route are finished.

“I have not got any ticket of ‘Turna’, ‘Nishitha’ or ‘Godhuli’ after standing in the line from Saturday evening,” said ticket seeker Shafayet Hossain.

Kamalapur Rail Station Manager Khairul Bashir told banglanews, “It is not possible to provide seat for all. Because, the number of seats is too fewer against the demand.”

Earlier in the morning, Bangladesh Railway authorities began selling advance train tickets to facilitate the journey of thousands of homebound people ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival, arranging over a dozen special trains to cope with a huge rush.

Advance tickets for different routes are being sold from 9:00am to 5:00pm till August 9 at Dhaka and Chittagong railway stations under the supervision of senior officials, said BR Director General Md Abu Taher.

The tickets for traveling on August 14 will be available on August 5 while the tickets for August 15 on August 6, tickets for August 16 on August 7, tickets for August 17 on August 8 and the tickers for August 18 on August 9.

If the new moon of Eid-ul-Fitr is not sighted on August 18, tickets for August 19 will be sold out after the evening.

Sources said a single buyer would be given the highest four tickets. No sold tickets would be taken back from August 5 to 9.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Railway (BR) western zone will sell return tickets from Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur and Dinajpur stations from August 13 to 17.

The ticker for traveling on August 22 will be available on August 13 while tickets of August 23 on August 14, tickets of August 24 on August 15, tickets of August 24 on August 16 and the tickets of August 26 on August 17.

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