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Eid holidaymakers flocking back to city

Staff Correspondent     30th June, 2017 10:21:30 printer

Eid holidaymakers flocking back 
to city

Some passengers, risking their lives, get down from a train on Friday when it slows down at Tigerpass foot-bridge before entering Chittagong Rail Station.-Md Rajib Raihan

People are returning in droves to the city after spending Eid holidays with their families in hometowns and villages.

Bus, railway and launch terminals were bustling with the influx of people into the city on Friday.

Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festivals for the Muslims, was celebrated in the country amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour on Monday.

The Eid holidays began on June 25, but people enjoyed an additional vacation from June 23 to 24 as the two days were weekends.

Government, semi-government, and private offices, including banks and financial institutions, opened on Wednesday but many employees enjoyed leaves on Wednesday and Thursday, the two days just before another weekend.

The public holidays on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, followed by the weekend, gave people a long break from work. According to transport workers, many people are ‘now’ returning to the city to avoid last day’s hazardous trips.

However, they are expecting a huge rush of passengers on Saturday.

Saiful Islam, a worker at a private firm who was returning to the capital from Bogra, said he had to return a day earlier as he got ticket of Friday bus, though his office will open on Sunday.

A huge number of people arrived at the city’s Sadarghat launch terminal on Friday taking water transport.

Terminal authorities expect the  rush will double from today and will continue until Monday.The return journey, however, has not been difficult for people as it was when they were making their journey home.