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14km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 08:42, 15 June 2024   Update: 09:00, 15 June 2024
14km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

A 14-km long traffic jam has brought the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway to a standstill, stretching from the east side of Bangabandhu Bridge to Elenga in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.

The traffic jam was created due to the increased number of North Bengal-bound vehicles on the highway and suspension of toll collection on the bridge more than once at night ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals for Muslims.

The traffic congestion began early Saturday (June 15), causing inconvenience to home-bound travellers and vehicle drivers during the Eid season.

In addition to long-distance public transport, motorcycles and private vehicles have also flooded the highway.

Mir Sajedur Rahman, in-charge of the Elenga Highway Police Outpost, said, “Traffic congestion has been created on the highway due to the reckless driving. Highway police are working to remove traffic jam. Vehicular movement will be normal soon.”