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8 June, 2017 05:47:13 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 9 June, 2017 02:53:27 PM
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Eid advance train ticket sale begins June 12

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Eid advance train ticket sale begins June 12

Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on June 12 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque came up with the announcement at a press briefing at Railway Bhaban here on Thursday.

Tickets for June 21 journeys will be available on June 12 while for June 22 on June 13, for June 23 on June 14, for June 24 on June 15 and June 25 for June 16.

Besides, the return tickets for the journeys of June 28 will be available on June 19, and for June 29 on June 20, for June 30 on June 21, for July 01 on June 22 and for July 2 on June 23.

The ticket sale will begin at 8:00am and each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.

While briefing reporters, the Railways Minister said seven pairs of special trains will run on various routes from June 23 to June 25 before Eid and June 28 to July 3 after Eid.

These trains are Dewanganj special (Dhaka-Dewanganj-Dhaka), Chandpur special-1 and Chandpur special-2 (Chittagong-Chandpur-Chittagong), Parbatipur Special (Parbatipur-Dhaka-Parbatipur) and Rajshahi Special (Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi).

Besides, two trains -- Kishoreganj special-1 (Bhairab-Kishoreganj-Bhairab) and Kishoreganj special-2 (Mymensingh-Kishoreganj-Mymensingh) --will run on the Eid day for Sholakia eid jamaat, said the minister.

Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Nirapatta Bahini (RNB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed for preventing the sale of ticket on the black market.

Meanwhile, plying of Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka Moitree train will remain suspended on June 25 and 26 due to eid.

Besides, all types of fright train excluding carrying container and fuel will also remain suspended three days before Eid.

A total of 135 metre-gauge and 36 broad gauge coaches will be added to the total coaches. With the addition of 171 coaches, the total number of coaches will be 1,332.UNB.

 

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