Traffic builds up over 30 km of Dhaka-Tangail highway as Eid exodus begins

Traffic jams have stretched over 30 km of the Dhaka-Tangail highway, leaving homebound passengers in trouble on the eve of Eid

Jul 31, 2020
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Traffic jams have stretched over 30 km of the Dhaka-Tangail highway, leaving homebound passengers in trouble on the eve of Eid.

Traffic over the Bangabandhu Bridge came to a halt at least five times from 4 am to 11 pm on Friday as more passengers hit the key road.

Kazi Ayubur Rahman, chief of the local police station, said traffic was light until Thursday night. The congestion started on Friday morning, slowing homebound passengers’ Eid journey.

OC Rahman said traffic built up over at least 30 km from the east side of Bangabandhu Bridge to Kortia in Tangail.

Md Akram Hossain, a driver, told bdnews24.com that he left Dhaka at 10 pm on Thursday, starting a 200km journey to Natore. He could not cross Tangail until 10 am on Friday.

https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2020/07/31/traffic-builds-up-over-30km-of-dhaka-tangail-highway-as-eid-exodus-begins

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