Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets from August 8 on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha.
Railways Minister Mujibul Hoque disclosed this at a press briefing at the Railway Bhaban office in the capital on Thursday.
The advance ticket of August 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 will be available on August 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively.
Besides, the return tickets for the journey of August 24 will be available on August 15 and for August 25 on August 16, August 26 on August 17, August 27 on August 18 and for August 28 on August 19. The sale of tickets will begin at 8am and each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.
Besides, nine pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid. There will be 1402 coaches with 229 locomotives, according to the minister. Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway Nirapatta Bahini (RNB), Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be 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 August 21, 22 and the Bandhan express on August 23.