Bus tickets almost sold, long queues at railway stations...

Bus tickets almost sold, long queues at railway stations

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:35 AM, 4 July 2022   Updated: 06:22 PM, 4 July 2022

Ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Adha, the sale of advance bus tickets started on June 24 and train tickets on July 1. Though advance bus tickets on all major routes have already been sold, train tickets are still available. 

Advance train tickets for July 8 are being sold today (Monday, July 4). Similarly, tickets for July 9 will be sold on July 5. 

Visiting Dhaka's Kamalapur railway station, it has been seen that even though the counter for selling tickets opened at 8:00 am, hundreds of people have been standing in line for tickets since midnight and early morning. Many people did not get tickets even after waiting all night as the tickets were less than demand. 

Earlier on Sunday, a huge crowd of ticket seekers was seen at Kamalapur railway station in the capital. It has been claimed that many people did not get tickets even after waiting at the station all night. 

About 10,600 tickets were sold online from Dhaka within a hour they were up for sale yesterday. And 4,711 tickets have been sold at the counters.   

Mohammad Masud Sarwar, manager of Kamalapur railway station, said that the pressure for train tickets is normal as everyone wants to go home on Thursday after the last working day before Eid. 

Many of those who did not get tickets yesterday were seen standing in line today. 

Meanwhile, advance bus tickets for Eid holidaymakers were almost gone. In this regard, General Manager of Hanif Paribahan Mosharraf Hossain said that advance tickets for most of the major routes has been sold.