All advance train tickets for Eid to be sold online

People wait in queue since the night at Kamalapur Railway Station, Dhaka on 23 April 2022 to purchase advance train tickets to travel during Eid-ul-Fitr.Sajid Hossain

All advance tickets for the journey over the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr will be sold online in order to avoid overcrowding at rail stations for tickets, and to facilitate passengers to book tickets from home in a hassle-free way.

Passengers will be able to purchase the tickets from 17 April to 30 April, said a press release of the ministry of Railways.

Passengers will be able to purchase train tickets by using a mobile app named "Rail Sheba" alongside SMS through verification of the National Identity Card, passport and birth certificate.

It has been decided to sell the cent percent advance and return tickets of Eid-ul-Fitr online, the release added.