Railway Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujan has said access to rail stations have been controlled so no one can enter the stations without a ticket.
The minister made the remarks while talking to reporters following a visit to the Kamalapur railway sta-tion on Sunday.
He said, “Our two main religious festivals are Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. During this time hundreds of thousands of people leave Dhaka city to visit their relatives and spend Eid in village. One of the means of transportation is railway. During Eid there is a huge pressure of passengers. “
“To cope with this pressure we prepare and take various measures. We announced our plan a month ago through the media,” said Nurul.
He also mentioned that Bangladesh Railway has taken internal preparations as necessary to deal with the pressure.
For the first time ever, Bangladesh Railway has sold 100% of its tickets for inter-city trains online to reduce the hassle of people, the minister said.
The Eid special service is set to begin from tomorrow and expected to be run until the last week of the month, he added.
The minister said on Sunday when he visited Kamalapur Railway Station to observe overall preparations.