August 12, 2017, 4:37 pm
The advance sale of bus tickets for home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha will begin on August 18.
Bangladesh Bus Truck Owners' Association president Farooque Talukder confirmed the matter to media today.
The tickets will be available in the counters of the respective bus companies from 6:00am on August 18.
Eid-ul Azha, the second of two largest festivals of the Muslim community is scheduled to be celebrated either on 2 or 3 September, depending on the sighting of the moon of the Arabic month Zilhajj.
Millions of people leave the capital, Dhaka, to celebrate Eid with near and dear ones at their village homes every year. But their journey turns bitter largely due to traffic jam, overcharging of tickets and delays in bus and train schedule.