Eid journey by train begins

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:13, Jun 11,2018 | Updated: 00:53, Jun 11,2018

 
 

Passengers get on a train at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on Sunday as many city dwellers started leaving capital on the occasion of Eid. — Sourav Lasker

People on Sunday started to leave the capital mainly by trains to enjoy the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
Bangladesh Railway officials and transport operators said that family members of service holders mostly left Dhaka on the day.
The three-day government holiday for Eid will begin on June 15 as the Eid is likely to be celebrated on June 16.
On Sunday, people were seen to go to Dhaka Railway Station, popularly known as Kamalapur station, since morning.
Earlier the railway sold advance tickets on June 1 to make journeys on June 10 for facilitating people’s travel out of Dhaka and Chittagong.
Suhera Amreen, a Basabo resident, said that she was leaving Dhaka for Rajshahi with her family members while her husband would join them on June 15.
Most of the trains ran on schedule while Eagarosindur Godhuli on Dhaka-Kishoreganj route started from the station one hour late.
Kamalapur station master Nripendra Nath Saha said that on the day there were rush of people in the station as tickets were still on sale till 8:00pm on the day.
Service holders were sending their other family members by train much ahead of Eid to avoid dilapidated roads, he said.
‘The main rush of Eid-time travellers will start from Tuesday while the pressure of passengers is expected to reach peak on Thursday and Friday morning,’ Nipendra said.
Till 8:00pm, 42 trains, out of total 63, left Dhaka, he informed.
Standing tickets for all but Sonar Bangla Express and Subarna Express trains on Dhaka-Chittagong route would be available on the days of the journeys, he added.
Transport operators in city’s inter-district terminals said that there were usual numbers of passengers at the terminals.
The pressure of people would increase from Tuesday evening, they predicted. 

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