The sale of advance bus tickets for Eid journey will begin on 18 August, said sources in the transport sector, Agencies report. However, the date for commencing sale of advance train tickets for Eid travel has not been fixed yet.
Eid-ul Azha – the second of two largest festivals of the Muslim community – is scheduled to be celebrated either on 2 or 3 September, depending on the sighting of the moon of the Arabic month Zilhajj.
Millions of people leave Dhaka to celebrate both of the festivals – the other is Eid-ul Fitr – with their near and dear ones at their home towns and villages.
People in the transport sector said they are already getting demand for tickets for 30 and 31 August from the home-goers.
Bangladesh Bus Truck Owners Association president Faruk Talukder told Prothom Alo that the sale of advance Eid tickets will begin at 6:00am 18 December this year.
When contacted, railway minister Mujibul Haque said the authorities are yet to take a decision on when the sale of advance train ticket will begin.