Bangladesh Railway has started selling advance train tickets from today on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha. The advance ticket of Aug 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 will be available on Aug 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively, according to sources.
Besides, the return tickets for the journey of Aug 24 will be available on Aug 15 and for Aug 25 on Aug 16, Aug 26 on Aug 17, Aug 27 on Aug 18 and for Aug 28 on Aug 19.
The sale of tickets has begun at 8 a.m. and each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.
This year, nine pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid. There will be 1402 coaches with 229 locomotives.
Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Nirapatta Bahini (RNB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed at all the big stations for preventing sale of ticket on black market while the deputy commissioners concerned will conduct mobile courts.
Meanwhile, plying of Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka Moitree Train will remain suspended from on Aug 21, 22 and the Bandhan express on Aug 23.