8 pairs of special trains for Eid ul Azha
Bangladesh Railway is set to begin sale of advance train ticket from 29 July onwards ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon, Agencies report.
The sale will continue from 29 July to 2 August, but return ticket is from 5 August to 9 August. Half of the tickets will be sold online while the rest will be lost at 5 stations of the capital, railway minister briefed media on Tuesday.
As usual, BR arranged 8 pairs of special trains countrywide to ensure hassle-free journey of Eid-ul-Azha holidaymakers. Special trains will be in service from 8 August to 11 August before Eid, BR minister said.
The scheduled trains have 26500 seats, 4 special trains have 3000 seats. In addition, a total of 1437 coaches will be added on occasion of Eid.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Railway will operate eight pairs of special trains on different routes in a bid to ensure comfortable journey for holidaymakers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The trains will run four days before (August 8-11) and seven days (August 13-19) after Eid, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at a press briefing held at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday .
The trains are- Dewanganj Eid Special (1 pair) on Dhaka-Dewanganj-Dhaka route, Chandpur Eid Special (2 pairs) on Chattogram-Chandpur-Chattogram route, Shantahar Eid Special on Dhaka-Shantahar-Dhaka route, Khulna Eid Special on Khulna-Dhaka-Khulna route, Lalmoni Eid Special on Lalmonirhat-Dhaka-Lalmonirhat route, Sholakia Special-1 Bhairab bazar-Kishireganj-Bhairab bazar and Sholakia Special-2 on Mymensingh-Dhaka-Mymensingh route.
Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on July 29 which will continue till August 2 while the sale of return tickets will begin on August 5 and continue till August 9. Half of the tickets will be sold online while the rest will be sold at 5 places in the capital, including Kamalapur railway station, said the minister.
The number of seats on the 48 trains, including the regular and special, is 26,500. And there are 3,000 seats on 4 special trains. Besides, a total of 1,437 coaches will be included on the occasion of Eid, he added.