DOT Desk: Passengers have been boarding metro trains from the Pallabi station since yesterday morning. A metro train made a stop at the Pallabi station for the first time at 8:34am. Then it left for Agargaon after waiting 30 seconds allowing passengers to get on board, reports TBS.
Passengers were granted access to the station via three gates which were opened for commercial use before 8am, Station Controller (Pallabi) Masud Rana Jewell said.
No long queues of passengers were seen at the newest station made operational of the country’s first-ever metro train service.
However, many could not manage to buy tickets from the vending machines as they did not have any change on them or were using banknotes printed before the year 2019.
Rover Scout Md Wahiduzzaman Sohag, working at the station to assist the passengers, said, “The ticket vending machines have no change inside them.
“This is why we are telling the passengers to manually purchase and collect their tickets from the counters inside the station.”