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Advance Eid, Puja train tickets from Sept 26
Staff Correspondent
Publish Date : 2014-09-10,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 45
Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance tickets for intercity trains in the run -up to Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja festivals from September 26. The sale will continue till Sept 30.
Railway Minister Mujibul Haque told a media briefing on Tuesday that return tickets will be made available from Oct 3.
Tickets of October 1 will be sold on Sept 26. October 2, 3, 4 and 5 tickets will be sold on Sept 27, 28, 29 and 30. A total of 25 per cent tickets will be kept reserved for online and cell phones sales.
The minister also announced that there will be five special train services for Eid and Puja festivals.
Answering a question, the minister said that almost 2.5 lakh tickets will be up for sale for Inter-city and other trains.
Eid holidays are supposed to fall between Oct 5 and 7 depending on the sighting of the  moon and the Durga Puja holiday will be on Oct 4.

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