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Quader orders repair of roads before Eid-ul-Azha

Heavy vehicles including trucks and lorries will not be allowed on roads for seven days till Eid, Obaidul Quader says

Update : 15 Jun 2023, 06:23 PM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to repair all damaged roads before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. 

He gave the directive at a preparatory meeting on people's Eid trips at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in Banani, Dhaka.

The minister also said heavy vehicles including trucks and lorries will not be allowed on roads for seven days till Eid.

Mentioning people's comfortable trips before and after Eid-ul-Fitr, he attributed them to good coordination. “But Eid-ul-Azha is more challenging. For this, surveillance should be increased.” 

There was no hassle of rain during Ramadan. However, there will be challenges such as vehicles carrying sacrificial animals, unfit vehicles, cattle markets, etc, said Quader. 

When it rains, vehicles slow down. There will be potholes on the roads, and immediate action must be taken otherwise traffic jams will increase, said the minister. 

He said district police are needed along with the Highway Police to monitor the highways. There has been a decline in the trend of cattle markets along highways. Special attention should be paid to the BRT project in Gazipur. 

Garments have to adjust the leave of garment workers, added Quader. 

Road construction work should be stopped for five days before Eid. The movement of trucks and covered vans will be suspended for three days before Eid. Before and after Eid, CNG filling stations will be open 24 hours a day. The movement of motorcycles on the wrong side causes traffic jams. There can be no compromise in this regard, said the minister. 

The four-kilometre road of the BRT project will be inaugurated before Eid, he added.

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