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8km traffic jam on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 11:26, 15 June 2024  
8km traffic jam on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

An 8-km long traffic jam has been created on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway, stretching from the east side of Bangabandhu Bridge to Analiabari in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.

This situation 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.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station Alamgir said, “Vehicles started running on the highway. Police efforts are underway to clear the congestion. Vehicular movement will become normal soon.”

Earlier, a 14-km long traffic jam 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.

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