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Railway adding 24 local, commuter trains by Sept 16

  • Published at 02:29 pm September 8th, 2020
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File photo of a train Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Half of the tickets will be sold online, while the other half at counters

Bangladesh Railway has announced that it will add 24 more local and commuter trains to its fleet between September 10 and 16.

A circular was issued in this regard on Tuesday signed by Deputy Director (traffic transportation) Khairul Kabir.

The rest of the trains will be added in phases, said the official.

The selling of 50% tickets against the total seats will continue to maintain social and physical distancing, said the circular.

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The train tickets will be available at ticket counters from September 12, Bangladesh Railway announced on Monday.

From September 12, 25% train tickets will be sold online and the other 25% will be available at counters, the statement said.

Train services resumed on May 31 with eight pairs of intercity trains. Bangladesh Railway started selling tickets online from May 30 to avoid health risks amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The government on May 29 issued a gazette notification allowing limited operation of public transport and offices from May 31 to June 15 amid the pandemic.