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Smooth traffic flow on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway amid Eid rush

  • 13.5km CCTV monitoring
  • Police deployed to resist overcharging
Update : 06 Apr 2024, 05:38 PM

With the Eid festivities approaching, residents of the northern region are making their way back home from the capital to celebrate the occasion with their families.

Despite increasing traffic in the Tangail area as the day progresses, no traffic jams have been reported.

To manage the influx, district police are closely monitoring the 13.5km stretch from Bangabandhu Bridge to Elenga.

According to the police, there have been no traffic jams on the highway as of Saturday afternoon.

Over the past 24 hours, it has been reported that 24,710 vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge. To address the traffic flow on the 65km stretch in Tangail, around 700 police personnel are deployed.

Although there have been no reports of traffic congestion, passengers are experiencing long waiting times due to limited public transportation options. Additionally, some transport providers are charging higher fares from passengers.

Continuous efforts are underway by the police round the clock to maintain smooth traffic flow. With vehicles from 22 to 23 districts traversing this route, the highway experiences heightened traffic during Eid, often up to five to six times the normal volume due to domestic travellers.

Superintendent of Police Sarkar Mohammad Qaiser of Tangail mentioned that transport drivers in the area are benefitting from the six-lane coverage spanning 65km.

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