Train tickets to be available online only
Published: 02:23 PM, 30 May 2020 Updated: 05:48 PM, 30 May 2020
Online train ticket
Changes are coming in railway management due to the coronavirus situation in the country. From now on, all tickets will be sold online. No one will be able to enter the station platform without a ticket. All counters will be closed, said Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon at a press conference held at Railway Building on Saturday, informing “Tickets will go on sale online from Saturday.”
Although 8 pairs of trains will run in the first phase, 11-pairs more will run in the second phase from June 3, said the Railway Minister. “Until June 15, the government will monitor the impact of public transport and train services. The next decision will be taken after seeing the situation.”
He said, “No train will stop at Airport Station, Joydebpur and Narsingdi stations from now on. Half-seat tickets will be sold to ensure physical distance.”
Other public transport will take half the passengers so the fare is increasing there, informed the minister, adding, “We are not raising train fares.”
As there will be a little more crowded in the rail stations, we have decided to sell the entire ticket online to ensure social distance, said Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon.
Railway Secretary Selim Reza, Director General of Railways, and other senior officials were present at that time.