10 million online train tickets issued in four months

| Updated: August 19, 2022 15:41:05

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The Bangladesh Railway's online ticketing partner Shohoz-Synesis-Vincen-JV has claimed to have issued around 10 million train tickets in the last four months.

The ticket service provider issued 80,000 to 100,000 tickets online and over the counters on average daily, according to a media statement.

Shohoz started issuing train tickets on March 25 this year at 77 stations by counter panel software following its contract with the Railway, reports UNB.

Despite allegations of scams in online ticketing, Shohoz claimed to have issued more than 1.60 million tickets during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.

The vendor signed an agreement with the authority on February 15 to operate the ticketing system of the Railway.

In 1994, a computer-based ticketing system was introduced in the Railway. At that time, only 27 stations used to issue tickets through the system, but now, 81 stations use it.

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