THOUSANDS of home-goers flocked to the bus, railway and launch terminals in the capital yesterday, the last working day before the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, to be celebrated tomorrow across the country. (Full report)
Well-off Muslims will sacrifice animals and share the sacrificial meat with their relatives, neighbours and the poor commemorating Hazrat Ibrahim’s devotion to almighty Allah as illustrated by his readiness to give up his dearest son Hazrat Ismail.
Although the rush of homebound people at the city terminals started on Thursday evening, a good number of employees of government and non-government organisations left the capital after attending office yesterday.
Since most of the tickets of trains running on various routes had already been sold, bus operators increased the fares by 30-50 percent.
People even risked their lives by travelling on the roof of trains and buses plying different routes.
Billal Hossain, a worker at a printing press in the capital’s Pallabi, said he had to pay Tk 250 for a Dhaka-Bhola ticket previously sold for Tk 150.
The main streets and road islands in the capital will be decorated with banners inscribed with the words ‘Eid Mubarak.’