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Eid train ticket seekers claim irregularities in e-ticketing, minister denies

Published: May 22, 2019 13:52:59 | Updated: May 23, 2019 19:17:08


Advance train ticket seekers claimed irregularities in e-ticketing at the first day of the ticket sale, started from today (Wednesday), for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr.

However, Railways Minister Advocate Md Nurul Islam Sujon denied any kind of irregularities regarding the online ticket sale.

He said, “The server might be a little bit slow for technical glitch but it is not down.”

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has given five days to the CNS to solve the technical problem, said the minister while visiting the Kamalapur Railway Station in the morning.

An Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) team led by its deputy director Manirul Islam visited the railway station in this regard.

Manger operation of Kamalapur Shamimur Alam was asked on any kind of irregularities.

Manirul said they were visiting the station after receiving allegation of irregularities in online ticket sale.

He said further interrogation will be going on.

Earlier in the morning, the BR started the advance ticket sale from five different points in the city.

The BR has released 50 per cent out of 28000 intercity train tickets online. Private company Computer Network Systems (CNS) Limited is providing the service.

Besides, tickets from five different stations also were provided.

However, the ticket seekers trapped in online sale as the server became sloth disrupting ticket sale. Many claimed the server became down for hours.

Abul Bashar Limon, employee at a cloth store told the FE that he rushed to the Kamalapur after failing to enter into the server.

Mashfiqur Rahman Razu, himself a software engineer, faced a different problem.

He was able to enter the server at 9:15 am, completed all procedure and Tk 465 was taken from him for Lalmoni Express ticket, but he didn't get it until 12.00 noon.

Rail tickets for May 31 were being provided today.

Tickets for June 1,2,3 and 4 will be sold between May 23 and 26.

Every person is allowed to buy 4 tickets at a time.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5 or 6 depending on moon sight.

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