You need to verify your NID to get the e-ticketing service of Bangladesh Railway. From 1 March 2023, online tickets will not be sold without any form of verification ID. And if a person travels by train without a ticket, he will have to pay a fine. If you want to buy tickets from the train station, you also need to complete the registration through mobile SMS. No passenger is allowed to travel on a train without a national identity card. You must carry a photocopy of your NID card or the original office under which you purchased the train ticket. In order to purchase tickets and verify a national identity card visit this official website https://eticket.railway.gov.bd/en.
Bangladesh Railway staff will conduct special operations daily to confirm train tickets. A fine will be imposed if any passenger carries a ticket without a towing ticket or a ticket purchased with another person’s ID. Instructions have been issued from the Ministry of Railways of Bangladesh. Hope you must verify the national identity card following the correct procedure before traveling by train.
Since this instruction has been given by the Ministry of Government of Bangladesh, everyone needs to follow it. Bangladesh Railway started an online e-ticketing system from 2010. Currently, Sahaja.com is entrusted with the management of this system. Even though there have been some complaints against them since taking charge, passengers are able to purchase their tickets online very easily.
In the image above you can see that the public notice has been provided. Through this notification, it has been said that with the aim of increasing the various services of Bangladesh Railway, a ticketing system of railway intercity train through national identity card verification and an online refund system of the real ticket has been launched which will effective from 1st March 2023.
Currently in this new system, if the passenger’s name and NID number printed on the ticket does not match with the identity card shown by the passenger, the passenger will be charged with the responsibility of traveling without a ticket, and fare collection measures will be taken as per the prevailing laws of Bangladesh Railways.
A passenger will be able to refund online the ticket purchased through the railway service once purchased through the railway ticketing web portal. In this case, the refund will be done through the same payment gateway used at the time of ticket purchase.
Currently, train passengers are instructed to carry national identity cards to prevent black-marketing of train tickets. Through this, although some passengers suffer, it is possible to prevent the black market of train tickets, the authorities said. Hopefully, this process will continue and bring good luck to all.