EID SPECIAL SERVICE OF BRTC

Sale of advance bus tickets from today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:52, May 19,2019 | Updated: 00:38, May 20,2019

 
 

People crowd around a bus ticket counter at Gabtali in Dhaka as the transport agencies started sales of bus tickets for Eid holidays. — New Age file photo

Under its Eid special service, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation will start selling advance tickets today for different inter-district routes ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
Under the service, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, BRTC in short, will run 1,089 buses across the country between May 27 and June 10.
Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, at an opinion sharing meeting on Sunday, stated the above at the ministry’s conference room in the secretariat following joining his office after a hiatus of about two months and 16 days.
From Dhaka depots, 649 buses will start for different destinations on different routes during Eid while 390 buses will start from depots in other districts.
The minister said that fifty corporation buses will be kept standby at different spots in the capital city to facilitate Eid holiday travellers as part of a contingency plan.
The minister also said that under the Indian line of credit, already 468 new trucks out of a total of 500 new trucks and 179 buses out of a total of 600 new buses arrived in Bangladesh already.
These buses would meet people’s demand for public transport to some extent, he added.
The tickets will be available at all 18 BRTC depots across the country while in Dhaka advance tickets will be sold at Motijheel, Kalyanpur and Mirpur depots.
Meanwhile long-route bus operators on Friday started selling advance tickets at bus counters at Gabtoli inter-district bus terminal as well as at the counters in Shyamoli and Kalyanpur.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Road Transport and Highways Division secretary Md Nazrul Islam, BRTC chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan and senior officials of the ministry.
The three-day Eid vacation will begin on June 4 this year while Eid is likely to be held on June 5, though subject to moon sighting.

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