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Journeys of the holidaymakers reach to the peak on Monday, the last working day before Eid-ul-Fitr, amid train delays, overcrowded trains and launches and extra fares. As the vacation of apparel workers started, thousands of people were seen to rush to the railway stations and launch terminal in the capital since morning.


People were also seen at the bus terminals in Dhaka while the highways were free from traffic gridlock.

For the fourth consecutive day on Monday, major intercity trains on nothern routes were running late which caused untold sufferings to the home-bound passengers.

From Kamalapur station, Nilsagar Express on Dhaka-Chilahati route was yet to start till writing this report at 12:30pm.

The train was scheduled to start from Dhaka at 8:25am.

During departure from Kamalapur railway station, Rangpur Express on Dhaka-Rangpur route was delayed by 2 hours and 5 minutes and Dhumketu Express on Dhaka-Rajshahi route was delayed by 30 minutes.

Sundarban Express on Dhaka-Khulna route was delayed by 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Kamalapur Railway Station manager Aminul Islam said that the trains were running late as passengers were taking longer time to get on the trains.

Huge people were seen to get on roofs of the trains defying the ban imposed by the authorities.

At Sadaghat launch terminal, overcrowded launches were seen to leave the pontoons since morning.

Most of those passengers were apparel workers, said the terminal officials.

Passengers complained that bus and launch companies were charging extra fares.

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