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Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh Railway started selling of advance train tickets on Friday morning ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as per the previous announcement.
There are long queues in front of all the counters at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka with some people waiting for those to open since last night.
"A total of 26 counters -- 24 for men and  two for women-are selling tickets from 8:00am," Sitangshu Chakraborty, Station Manager of Kamalapur Railway Station, told the media.
"We are expecting to sell up to 23,514 tickets for June 10," the station manager added.
Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Railway Amzad Hossain visited the Kamalapur Railway Station around 10:15am to observe the sales.
"We are trying the most within our limit to ensure tickets for everyone," the DG said while talking to the media after observing the authorities' operation.
Earlier on May 24, Railway Minister Mujibul Haque fixed June 1 for the sale of advance train tickets.
Advance tickets for travelling on June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 would be sold on June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively, the minister said.
Return tickets for June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 will be open for sale on June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 respectively at Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat stations, he said.

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