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20 km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

 VB  Desk

VB Desk

Fri, 14 Jun 24

A 20-km tailback has been created on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to the mad rush of homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Visiting the highway, it was found that a long queue of vehicles on the road, stretching from Bangabandhu Bridge east to Rabna Bypass area.

Apart from boarding on public transport, people hired microbus, pick-up vans, and private vehicles to leave Dhaka.

Besides, many people were seen travelling on goods-laden trucks.

A traffic police member said the tailback has created due to heavy pressure of private vehicles alongside the public transport.

Bangabandhu Bridge Site Office Executive Engineer Ahsanul Kabir Pavel said that a total of 40,906 vehicles crossed the bridge in 24 hours from Wednesday 12:00 pm to Thursday 12:00 pm. A total of Tk3.21 crore has been collected as toll.

He said that around 12,000 to 15,000 vehicles of total 21 districts including 16 in the north pass through Bangabandhu Bridge during normal time. But during Eid this number increases several times. As a large number of vehicles cross the bridge at the same time, a long tailback is created.

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