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228 BRTC buses to carry Ijtema devotees

35Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has decided to run a special bus service in two phases from January 6 to 19, 2016 for carrying devotees of the Bishwa Ijtema.

The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema would be held January 8-10 and the second January 15-17, BSS reports.

The BRTC will operate the special bus service to carry passengers from various places and bus terminals in the city during the Ijtema time, said a press release.

The state-owned transport agency will provide at least 228 BRTC buses for carrying the participants to the Ijtema yard from different places of the country and return them to the places they came from.

According to the BRTC, 29 buses will ply from Motijheel to Abdullahpur, 13 buses from Shibbari to Motijheel, 17 buses from Tongi to Motijheel, six buses from Gazipur Chowrasta to Motijheel , five buses from Gabtali to Gazipur, 35 buses from Gabtali to Mohakhali, 25 buses from Gazipur to Motijheel and 20 buses from Motijheel to Baipail.

Besides, 20 buses will run on Dhaka-Narayanganj route, 20 on Chittagong Road-Savar route and 15 on Dhaka-Comilla route.

The BRTC will also operate three buses for foreign devotees from airport to Ijtema venue.

The BRTC control room will remain open during the time. The contact numbers are 9564361 (Telephone) and 01711427885 (Mobile phone).

Another control room will be set up at Joarshahara Bus Depot with contact numbers 8900655, 01711302124 and 01711026356.