Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on 29 July on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

Half of the tickets will be sold at ticket counters while the rest online, railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said at a briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday, reports UNB.

He said tickets will be sold at five spots - Kamalapur, Airport, Banani and Tejgaon railway stations and Fulbaria in the capital.

The advance tickets of 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 August will be available on 29, 30, 31, and 31 July and 1 and 2 August respectively.

Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated on 12 August, subject to the appearance of the moon.

Besides, the return tickets for the journey of 14 August will be available on 5 August and for 15 August on 6 August, 16 August on 17 on 7 August, 17 August on 8 August and for 18 August on 9 August.

The sale of tickets will begin at 8:00am and each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.

Besides, eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid.