DOT desk :  Passenger trains in Bangladesh will be run with half of its capacity from next Saturday. However, this time the number of trains will not decrease. At present all the passenger trains are running.  The decision was taken at a meeting of senior officials with Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at Rail Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday.
 Additional Director General of Railways (Operations) Sardar Shahadat Ali said the fare would not be increased even if half the seats were vacated. He said the importance will be given to the observance of hygiene rules everywhere. Strict measures will be taken to maintain social distancing in trains and stations.
 No one will be allowed to enter the station without a mask. Hygiene will also be followed in serving food on the train and providing sleeping beds at night.
According to railway sources, tickets for half of the train’s capacity will be sold equally online and at the counter. That means 50 percent of tickets will be sold online (app / online). The remaining 50 percent of tickets will be available at the station counter.