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Lower sales and earnings from train tickets

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Sale of tickets to passengers after online registration through national identity card has been made effective from last March 1 to prevent black market. The sale of train tickets decreased as not all passengers could get used to the new system. This has affected the revenue of Bangladesh Railways.

However, even though the revenue income has decreased, the overall information about its amount has not come to Bangladesh Railways. The railway officials said that the information regarding this will be known during the weekly information update. Bangladesh Railway Chief Commercial Manager (West) Sujit Kumar Biswas told the media this information on Friday.

“We don’t have the statistics yet,” he said. As far as I know from looking at the stations, there are few passengers. As a result, the revenue income has decreased slightly. However, I cannot say how much the revenue has decreased. If you look at the statistics of each week, you will know how the revenue is going.

Chief Commercial Manager (East) Mohammad Nazmul Islam told the media, ‘Since a new system has been started, initially not every passengers will accept it. At first there will be a little problem, then everyone will adapt. There may be some impact on revenue. But we haven’t evaluated yet. It will not increase from the number of tickets available, maybe it will decrease a little.