Railway’s Eid ticket sale under ACC surveillance

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:49, Jun 04,2018 | Updated: 00:59, Jun 04,2018

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday started monitoring the train ticket sale among holidaymakers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to check black marketing of tickets and other irregularities.
According to ACC director general Muhammad Munir Chowdhury, an ACC enforcement team led by its deputy director M Mahmud Hasan conducted a drive on the day at Kamalapur railway station, the only selling spot in the capital for railway’s advance eid tickets.
During the drive, the team visited selling booths and the station manager’s room, Munir Chowdhury said.
The team distributed leaflets about ACC’s complaint centre and requested the ticket seekers to dial toll free hotline number 106 to file complaints about irregularities, he said.
The ACC team asked station manager Sitangshu Chakrabarti to ensure transparency in selling tickets and also advised Government Railway Police and Rapid Action Battalion to take necessary measures to stop selling of train ticket in black market.
Bangladesh Railway started advance ticket sale for home-goers on Friday.
On Sunday, the railway authorities sold tickets for passengers of June 12 while tickets for June 13 would be sold on Monday and for June 14 on Tuesday.
On May 24, railways minister Mohammad Mazibul Hoque announced at a briefing that seven pairs of special trains would run under eid services between June 13 and June 24 and would carry about 2.75 lakh passengers each day during the eid vacation.
Tickets for the return journey to the capital would be sold at Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat stations from 8:00am. On June 10, advance return tickets would be sold for June 19, on June 11 for June 20, on June 12 for June 21, on June 13 for June 22, on June 14 for June 23 and on June 15 for June 24.

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