Bangladesh Railway will start selling of advance train ticket from five different places in the capital Dhaka from July 29 ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Fifty per cent of the total tickets will be sold online through an app from 6:00am on July 29 and the rest will be sold from five different counters starting from 9:00am, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said today.
Advance tickets for intercity trains for travelling on August 7,8, 9, 10, and 11 would be sold on July 29, 30 and 31 and August 1 and 2 respectively, the minister said while briefing reporters at the Rail Bhaban in the afternoon.
Tickets for all intercity trains to the country’s western destinations will be sold from Kamalapur Railway Station while the tickets to Chattogram and Noakhali destinations will be sold from Airport Railway Station.
Mymensingh and Jamalpur-bound holidaymakers will be able to buy the tickets from Tejgaon Railway Station.
Besides, the tickets for Netrakona-bound Mohonganj and Haor Express will be sold from Banani Railway Station while the tickets to Sylhet and Kishoreganj-bound holidaymakers from Old Rail Bhaban in Fulbaria area, the minister said.
Every day 29,500 advance train tickets will be sold, he further said.
No one except for ministers, lawmakers, secretaries, supreme court judges and their families will be eligible for VIP tickets and no tickets will be sold based on recommendation, Sujan said adding that they will only be eligible for VIP tickets if they are traveling in person.
Meanwhile, the minister also added that tracks that were damaged in the flood are also expected to be fixed before Eid.