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Obaidul: No traffic jam on highways for damaged roads

  • Published at 10:04 pm August 31st, 2017
Obaidul: No traffic jam on highways for damaged roads
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Eid holiday travellers would face no traffic congestion on any highway across the nation due to roads damaged by rainfall, reports UNB. "No highway will have traffic jam due to rain-damaged roads. Eid travellers will face a hassle-free journey,” he said two days ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The minister was speaking to reporters after visiting various bus terminals in the city on Thursday. "If potholes are created on any highway due to excessive pressure from vehicles, engineers will repair the roads instantly as they have been directed to do so," he said. Law enforcers have been asked to take action against VIPs if any of their vehicles are driven on the wrong side, he said. The minister said no goods-laden trucks, except ones carrying perishable items, will be allowed on highways for the next three days (from a day before Eid to two days after Eid). Action would be taken instantly against unfit vehicles if they are found plying on highways across the country, he warned.