Bangladesh Railway (BR) has resumed selling train tickets online after a break of five days.
Passengers from now on will have to follow a new procedure and create fresh accounts to book and purchase train tickets online.
Ministry of Railways on Thursday issued a notification on the resumption of the online ticketing system through "Shohoz" from 26 March.
As per the notification, tickets will not be available on mobile apps, for now, passengers will be able to buy online tickets by visiting eticket.railway.gov.bd.
Here follows a step-by-step guide on how to create an account and make bookings on the new e-ticketing platform of the railway –
Step 1: First visit this link www.eticket.railway.gov.bd
Step 2: Click on "registration" or "create a new account"
Step 3: Provide the website with your personal information – user name, DoB, NID or birth certificate number, address, contact number with an email address
Step 4: Check if all the information are correct and then click on "submit"
Step 5: A verification code will be sent to the designated mobile number after a while
Step 6: Enter the security code on the e-ticket website and click on registration.
Then you will receive an email from BR with a link to complete your registration
- Visit www.eticket.railway.gov.bd
- Log in to your account using your email address, password and security code
- After successfully logging in, click on "purchase"
- Then select the date of your journey, the starting station, the destination station, class of the train, and the number of seats
- Then the website will display the name of the train and the number of seats available
- You can manually choose your seats or make the selection process automatic
- Click on the "purchase ticket" if your preferred seats are available
In order to confirm the reservation, payment of the selected fare must be made in full.
Payments can be confirmed via credit, debit or cash cards as well as different MFS platforms.
After which, BR will send an online copy of the ticket to the passenger's email address.
The passenger has to collect the original copy of the ticket from the departure station after showing the online copy to the designated railway desk with a valid photo ID.
Some 90,000 train tickets are issued daily while about 27 lakh monthly through computers. About 50% of these tickets are being issued online or through mobile apps.