Gruelling wait for Eid train tickets

  • Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman with a child in her arms buys a ticket for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays after enduring a gruelling wait in a long queue at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman with a child in her arms buys a ticket for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays after enduring a gruelling wait in a long queue at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman waits, sitting on a stool, in a queue for advance tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman waits, sitting on a stool, in a queue for advance tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman plays games on her mobile phone as she waits in a queue at Kamalapur Railway Station to buy advance tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman plays games on her mobile phone as she waits in a queue at Kamalapur Railway Station to buy advance tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Travellers show their national identity cards or photocopies of their birth certificates to buy advance train tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Travellers show their national identity cards or photocopies of their birth certificates to buy advance train tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Travellers in need of advance train tickets are required to show their national identity cards or photocopies of their birth certificates at Kamalapur Railway Station on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. People need a separate NID card or birth certificate for each ticket. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Travellers in need of advance train tickets are required to show their national identity cards or photocopies of their birth certificates at Kamalapur Railway Station on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. People need a separate NID card or birth certificate for each ticket. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Mahfuz, who identified himself with a single name, bought an advance ticket to travel to Jashore during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays after arriving at Kamalapur Railway Station at 4am on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Mahfuz, who identified himself with a single name, bought an advance ticket to travel to Jashore during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays after arriving at Kamalapur Railway Station at 4am on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A young woman shows her ticket at Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of advance ticket sales ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. She arrived at the station to secure a place in the queue at 5am. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A young woman shows her ticket at Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of advance ticket sales ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. She arrived at the station to secure a place in the queue at 5am. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Maruf, who identified himself with a single name, will travel to Nilphamari to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with his family. He fell asleep while waiting in queues to buy advance tickets on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 after arriving at Kamalapur Railway Station at 8pm on Friday to secure a place in the queue. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Maruf, who identified himself with a single name, will travel to Nilphamari to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with his family. He fell asleep while waiting in queues to buy advance tickets on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 after arriving at Kamalapur Railway Station at 8pm on Friday to secure a place in the queue. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Male and female travellers crowd Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Male and female travellers crowd Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Queues of travellers stretch beyond the main platform at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Queues of travellers stretch beyond the main platform at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Kamalapur Railway Station is abuzz with travellers on the first day of advance ticket sales for Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi