Sunday, June 24, 2018

Trains were sardine packed with people

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On the fourth day of Eid exodus, Bangladesh Railway got huge passengers while the bus stations of the capital were comparatively less congested than the expectation.

Those who purchased rail tickets on June 4, thronged Kamalapur Railway Station to avoid hassle on roads. Meantime, the buses to different parts of the country departed yesterday with a normal scenario. Visiting Sayedabad bus terminal, it was found that the spot was yet to hit by the Eid exodus.

Bus Terminal Owners Association President Abul Kalam said they were operating regular trips as the pressure of homebound people was normal. "Many buses were struggling for passengers. The vehicles are returning to the terminals in time as the roads are smooth," he said in the morning hoping the rush might begin from Wednesday afternoon.

Meantime, Kamalapur saw excessive pressure of the passenger from dawn. Many managed one day off on Thursday, as yesterday was a public holiday. Although the trains departed Kamalapur in the morning was fairly crowded, the pressure mounted later on.

Silk City Express was packed as soon as it arrived to the platform and many found standing inside. "Till now, we are doing good and the schedule is okay. We are expecting to continue this performance all through the Eid rush," said Kamalapur Railway Station Manager.

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