The busy highway experienced the gridlock on Friday morning and the situation remained unchanged as of filing this report at 2:40pm.
The traffic congestion stretched to Gomoti Bridge from the Meghna Bridge and the vehicles were seen hardly moving.
Voberchar highway police outpost In-charge SI Kamruzzaman Raj said: “Heavy pressure of vehicles has created the unusual traffic jam.”
He also said: “Since the highway is four-lane, there are two lanes on the Meghna bridge point. The bridge toll can be paid at six booths at a time. The stagnant situation of traffic creates there when six vehicles vie to take room on the two lanes.”
“Highway police and the local police are trying their best to ensure smooth traffic,” he added.