Holidaymakers start returning to capital

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:01, Jun 18,2018


Employees are seen exchanging greetings with their colleagues and embracing each other after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in the capital on Monday. – Ali Hossian Mintu

Holiday makers started returning to the capital after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with near and dear ones in different districts of the country. 

The public and private offices opened on Monday after Eid holidays.

People, especially service holders, were seen to reach Dhaka by launches, trains and buses on Monday without facing any major troubles on their ways as the highways and ferry ghats did not witness excessive rush till Monday morning.

Transport operators said main rush would start on Thursday and Friday. 

After reaching Dhaka, however, the passengers said they were suffering due to lack of public transports on roads in the capital and extra charging of transport fares. 

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority officials said people had started returning to Dhaka since Eid day night. 

The number of passengers would increase in following days, said Bangladesh Railway officials. 

Few people were seen at capital's Gabtoli bus terminal who were coming back from different northern and southern districts, New Age correspondent reports.

Passengers said their journey was smooth as there was no traffic congestion on major highways. 


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