Bangladesh Railway (BR) will start selling train tickets in advance at counters and online from April 23 for holidaymakers planning to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in their home districts.
Tickets for April 27 will be sold on April 23, tickets for April 28 will be available on April 24, April 29 tickets on April 25, April 30 tickets on April 26 and May 1 tickets on April 27, additional director general (Operations) of BR Sarder Shahdat Ali said.
The BR has set the ticket sale schedule, predicting that Eid will be celebrated on May 2.
However, if there are 30 days of Ramadan and Eid falls on May 3, tickets for May 2 will be sold on April 28.
The BR will be adding an additional 93 bogies during the period to increase the passenger capacity.
Besides, the BR has decided to add six special trains along with the existing 102 inter-city trains to make the Eid journeys comfortable for passengers.
Ticket counters will open at 8:00 am, while online tickets will be available from 6:00 am.
BR will also cancel the weekly holidays for all trains from April 25 in order to meet the increased demand.