Eid advance bus ticket sale begins
Published: 11:07 AM, 17 May 2019 Updated: 02:33 PM, 17 May 2019
On the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the sale of advance bus ticket has started on Friday (May 17). It will continue till May 30.
These tickets are being sold from the counters in Gabtoli, Kalyanpur, Shyamoli and adjoining areas of the capital. Since early morning, the overflowing crowd was seen in different counters.
Like the last two years, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has fixed fares for Eid journey. On demand, there are plans to bring new buses on different routes. There will also be additional BRTC buses.
Ramesh Chandra Ghosh, chairman of Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners Association, told reporters that the advance bus ticket sales are going on according to the decision of the bus-truck owners association meeting.
“Ticket sales are being monitored. A fixed fare chart according to the distance has given in every counter so that the passengers donot have to give extra fares. If someone takes more than the fixed fare, action will be taken on behalf of the association with the evidence,” he said.
He also said, “Ticket sales of different transport companies have been prepared to sell advance tickets on the occasion of Eid. So that the ticket aspirants donot suffer, they have been asked to take alternative steps.”
Advance bus tickets are being sold from different counters including Gabtoli, Kalyanpur, Shyamoli, Mohakhali. Again, the tickets of Agomoni, Nabil, National and Desh Travels are being sold online. Besides, anyone can buy a destination ticket from sohoj.com.
According to the transport concerned, tickets for North Bengal-bound and South Bengal-bound buses are being sold from Gabtoli, Technical, and Kalyanpur like every year. This year, the same decision has been taken. However, immediate tickets will be sold from Mohakhali and Sayedabad bus terminals like before.
At the same time, there will be low pressure on buses due to the long Eid holiday. They are expected to start going home from May 30.
Many people will leave for home by taking an early holiday on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Eid holidays are starting from June 4 to three days.