LAHORE Thousands of homebound people on Wednesday started leaving provincial capital to enjoy one and half week holidays at their respective destinations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Majority of those who left the City included government employees, universities students and families as they wanted to avoid huge rush at public transport which would instigate after two days on Friday. The federal government on Monday announced two holidays for Eidul Azha. The holidays would fall on November 7-8 while on November 9 would also be a holiday in connection with Iqbal Day. Overall, the government employees would enjoy full week holidays starting from November 5. But majority of them especially living at long destinations went to their homes after withdrawing their salaries from banks on Wednesday. The students of main universities and colleges have also the same plan. An employee of the Agriculture Department, Muhammad Safdar, while standing at Thoker Niaz Beg bypass said that he was going to his home at Multan. I withdrew my salary and have to purchase sacrificial animal and shopping for my children in my native city, said Safdar. An official of the Education Secretariat told this scriber that that insignificant attendance would be expected at offices on Tuesday and Friday. Reportedly, about four million outsiders are temporarily living in the metropolis including government servants, business persons, students and working class people while the City witnessed their regular exodus twice in a year on the eve of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha. Their movement to hometowns created extra-ordinary rush on all means of transportation including road, rail and air. Niazi Adda General Manager Ameer Khan said that the rush of people had begun at the bus terminal and it would increase day by day till Sunday night. Pakistan Railways has announced four special trains on the occasion of Eid while only one had been fixed from Lahore Railways Station to Rawalpindi on November 5. So, huge rush would convert at bus terminals due to unavailability of trains from the Railways. On the other side, the transporters, taking benefit of the situation, have started overcharging and overloading. Except from the renowned transport companies like Daewoo, Skyways, Faisal Movers, Niazi Transport and Ali Express, all have started minting money from the passengers. To the question about overcharging, the transporters have a stereotype reply that they come back to Lahore without passengers. The exodus to celebrate this Eid would be at peak on Friday and it would be completed on Sunday night with the reportedly departure of above three million people.