Hundreds of people thronged Kamalapur and four other railway stations in the capital on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Tickets for May 31 are being sold on the first day.
This year, the crowd is smaller compared to previous years, thanks to the government’s decision to sell tickets at five stations.
But even so, many people said they had been standing in queue since Tuesday midnight and early Wednesday to buy their desired tickets.
Tickets can be purchased through mobile apps too. A number of people said that they failed to purchase tickets because of technical issues. Railway officials were not immediately available for comments.
Tickets for June 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be available on May 23, 24, 25 and 26 respectively.
Besides, return tickets for June 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be available on May 29, 30, 31, June 1 and 2 respectively.
The sale began at 9am and will continue until 5pm. Each person will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets.
Tickets to the western region are being sold from Kamalapur and those to Chattogram and Noakhali are available at Airport Railway Station.
People planning to travel to Mymensingh and Jamalpur are purchasing tickets from the Tejgaon Station.
Tickets for Netrakona-bound Mohonganj and Haor Express are available at Banani station while those for Sylhet and Kishoreganj are available at Old Rail Bhaban in Fulbaria area.
During the Eid, eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes.