Thousands of Saudi expatriates have gathered in front of the office for tickets as their iqama or visa expiration has been extended by the Saudi government
The perturbed expatriates, who had been struggling to buy their return tickets to Saudi Arabia, have blocked the main road and taken position in front of Saudi Airlines office at Karwan Bazar in the capital following a chaos over ticket sales.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, Hatirjheel Police Station Sub-Inspector Sultana Jahan said, "Hundreds of ticket expectants blocked the Karwan Bazar-Banglamotor road for more than one hour. Later the duty police convinced them to free the road."
For the third day, the Saudi Airlines office at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital's Karwan Bazar started selling tickets from 8 am today.
The Airlines announced that 200 extra tickets will be issued out of the predetermined 350 tickets.
However, thousands of Saudi expatriates have gathered in front of the office for tickets as their iqama or visa expiration has been extended by the Saudi government.
At one point, agitated ticket seekers blocked the road causing traffic disruption and trouble for commuters.