The sale of advance train tickets is underway at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital marking the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. Today, authorities are selling the advance tickets for July 8.
A large number of people gathered at the railway station on Monday to get their hands on advance tickets to their desired destinations for Eid-ul-Azha.
People were seen waiting outside of ticket booths from early hours. The queue of ticket seekers stretched up to the outer platform in the morning.
Many ticket seekers standing in queues alleged that tickets are being sold at a slow pace, barely maintaining any discipline. The latecomers fear that they might have to either leave the platform without having a ticket or wait until the next day.
Apart from Kamalapur Railway Station, passengers also collected tickets from the Airport railway station, Tejgaon railway station, Cantonment, Fulbaria (Old Railway Station) and six places in Joydevpur.
The sale of return tickets will begin on July 7. The return tickets for July 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 will be available on July 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, respectively. Each passenger is eligible to buy a maximum of four tickets.
Ticket sales also began at 8:00 am through the Rail Sheba mobile app and e-ticketing platform on the internet.
However, passengers claimed that they failed to buy tickets online despite repeated attempts.
BDST: 1131 HRS, JUL 04, 2022