Another 64 trains are being launched

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The Railways is going to launch 64 more trains by September 16 in the Kovid-19 epidemic.

Shariful Alam, public relations officer of the Ministry of Railways, told bdnews24.com on Tuesday that the number of running trains, including these 64, would be 216. The remaining 144 mail and local trains will be launched in phases.

Passenger trains resumed operations on May 31 after being closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Since September 5, the train has been operating with some restrictions on Kovid-19.According to the Ministry of Railways, out of 362 trains, 102 intercity trains and the remaining 260 local and commuter freight trains also run during normal hours.

The Ministry of Railways said on Monday that tickets would be on sale from the station counter from September 12.

At present, 50 per cent of the total seats in each train are being sold online. 50 percent of that part will be sold over the counter. 25 percent of the seats will be sold at the counter and the remaining 25 percent will be online.

Although the new rules started from September 12, other rules for ticket issuance remain unchanged.

Tickets will be issued at the counter from 8 am and as per the current rules from 8 am through apps, online and mobile.

During the epidemic, 50 percent of the tickets are not being sold as the train is running with half the passengers. However, the railway fare was not increased.