Shaheen Khandaker of DOT
People are streaming to India on a long vacation due to Eid-ul-Azha, National Mourning Day and weekly holidays.
Many are going India with family members on a pleasure trip while some others are going for treatment purpose as visa procedures eased.
Although Eid vacation ended, people still are going to India in droves. During spot visits, it was seen that people were flocking to bus counters and airline agencies for procuring plane and bus tickets.
A huge crowd of India-bound people was spotted at Benapole landport in the country.
There was 2-km queue of passengers at Benapole immigration from 6am yesterday. Law enforcing agencies stood guard to maintain law and order.
Shilpy, an India-bound passenger said that she works for a private television channel.
I need to consult doctors for some members of my family. We are going to Chennai on a long vacation.
Priya Sen, a private company employee said that she is going to meet her relatives in India and at the same time she will visit the tourist spots.
Bablu said that he planned for going to India and the long vacation offered him an opportunity to go there.