The Bangladesh Railway would begin advance tickets sale from June 2 to ensure hassle-free journey for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.
A “preliminary” decision in this regard was taken at a meeting at Rail Bhaban in Dhaka, Amzad Hossain, director general of Bangladesh Railway, told The Daily Star yesterday.
Advance tickets for travelling on June 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 would be sold on June 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively, said a railway official of the Traffic Division.
Sale of the return tickets would start from June 9 and the holidaymakers would get the tickets for June 18 on that day (June 9).
Besides, return tickets for June 19, 20, 21 and 22 would be distributed on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, the official added.
All the tickets would be sold at Dhaka's Kamalapur and Chittagong railway stations from 8:00am. A person would be allowed to buy maximum four tickets.
A bus company owner has meanwhile told this newspaper that they might announce the date for selling advance tickets next week.