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Railway relaxes NID rule for travelling, buying tickets

Published : 20 Aug 2020 09:42 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 06:06 PM

Bangladesh Railway has relaxed the rule that made it mandatory for the passengers to show National Identity Card (NID) while buying train tickets and travelling.

From now on, four members of a family can purchase tickets by showing one NID, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Railways on Thiursday.

Earlier on August 13, the ministry asked the passengers to use their purchased tickets, return tickets or fixed term tickets for personal use only and requested people to refrain from travelling by train on tickets purchased in the name of others.

The notice issued on Thursday said that the authorities relaxed the new system at present to facilitate the passengers.