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No congestion yet on Dhaka-Tangail Highway

  • Published at 01:58 am August 20th, 2018
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Traffic was low on the Dhaka - Tangail Highway three days before Eid, August 19, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

Around 1,000 law enforcement personnel are working along the highway

People heading home from Dhaka towards North Bengal enjoyed a congestion-free travel for a third day on Sunday.

Along the Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail, the highway saw very light traffic two days before Eid-ul-Azha.

Around 1,000 law enforcement personnel are working along the highway to maintain the flow of traffic and are taking action against vehicles that are unfit to be on the roads.

This is the nation's second largest highway, which connects the capital to the 23 districts of the North Bengal.

According to police, in the 24 hours since 6am Saturday morning 24,141 vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge. But they said traffic was likely to increase from last night and this morning.

Authorities said almost 80% of the work of developing the highway to four lanes from Gazipur's Bhogra to Kalihati in Tangail was complete. Commuters are enjoying the benefits of the 23 bridges that have been built along the highway.

On the highway Sunday, this correspondent saw a greater frequency of interdistrict buses but no congestion. Law enforcement officials appeared to be quick to respond to minor congestions.

Police sources said the highway had been divided into four zones, and four control rooms and two watch towers had been opened. Police are operating 34 motorcycles and 45 teams along the road.

Tangail Superintendent of Police Sanjit Kumar Roy said they were expecting the traffic to go up from today, but police would work relentlessly to keep ehicles moving along the highway.