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Traffic persists on Dhaka-Tangail Highway amid Eid rush

  • Published at 03:37 pm July 16th, 2021
A long gridlock of cargo vehicles on Dhaka-Tangail Highway
A long gridlock of cargo vehicles on Dhaka-Tangail Highway on Friday, July 16, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

A 15-kilometre-long tailback of vehicles was seen on the highway on a spot visit

Heavy traffic yet again took shape on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway as northbound passengers hit the road on Friday ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha holiday.

As a result, a 15-kilometre-long tailback of vehicles was seen on the highway on a spot visit. 

The vehicles were seen moving at a snail’s pace from the east side of the Bangabandhu Bridge since early Friday morning, said Elenga highway police outpost’s In-Charge Yasir Arafat. 

He said the sudden pressure of additional vehicles on the road and the breaking down of multiple vehicles were behind the traffic jam on the highway.

Multiple teams of highway police were working to ease the pressure and return the traffic to normal as soon as possible, he added.

A long gridlock of cargo vehicles on Dhaka-Tangail Highway on Friday, July 16, 2021 | Dhaka Tribune

The government decided to relax the strict Covid-19 lockdown from Wednesday midnight to ease the travel and trading rushes ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

Under the relaxed lockdown, all types of public transports have been allowed to operate from Thursday morning, to allow the Eid holidaymakers to travel home and businesses carry on to handle the Eid shopping rush.

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