Dhaka, Bangladesh
Scramble at Kamalapur for Eid train tickets

Scramble at Kamalapur for Eid train tickets

News Report A huge crowd of people gathered at Kamalapur Railway Station from early Friday to buy train tickets for going home to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha to avoid the tiresome traffic snarl on highways. During the visit at Kamalapur Railway Station on Friday it was seen that Bangladesh Railway (BR) continues sale of advance train tickets for August 19. The rly station witnessed long queues of holiday-makers as the sale of advance train tickets by the railway rolls on to third day Friday. Thousands of people thronged the ticket counters at Kamalapur Railway Station since early morning to book their tickets as they look forward to enjoying the festivities along with near and dear ones. However, many people spent whole night at the railway station to get their tickets. The entire stations were found packed with ticket buyers from morning. Queues before the ticket counters for northern districts were relatively longer than those of others. Each passenger is being allowed to procure maximum four tickets and tickets sold earlier are not being returned, sources said. Bangladesh Railway began its advance ticket sale on August 8 to ensure the home-goers a hassle-free journey by train ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The advance ticket of 20 and 21 will be available on August 11 and 12 respectively. The Eid-ul-Azha is expected to be celebrated on August 22. 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.

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