Private bus owners will begin to sell advance tickets from August 18 ahead of Eid-ul-Azha that knocks at the door.
Faruque Takulder Sohel, chairman of Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners’ Association, confirmed this to the daily sun.
“We have fixed August 18 for starting sale of advance bus tickets for holidaymakers of the country’s northern and southern regions. The decision was taken at a meeting of the bus owners on Saturday,” he said.
Tickets for August 19 to September 1 would be treated as advance tickets. However, demand for tickets of August 30 and 31 would be much higher.
August 31 (Thursday) might be the last working day before Eid-ul-Azha which is likely to be celebrated on September 2, subject to moon sighting.
According to the transport owners, more than 2,500 buses will leave towards various destinations of the country’s northern and southern regions every day during Eid holidays.
They claim that they have the capacity to transport 1,20,000 passengers every day before Eid.
Every year, a large number of people leave Dhaka, to celebrate Eid with near and dear ones at their village homes. But, most the time, their journey turns bitter due to traffic jam, high price of tickets and delays in bus and train schedule.