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Traffic movement returns to normal on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

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Published: 12:00, 15 June 2024   Update: 12:01, 15 June 2024
Traffic movement returns to normal on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway

Traffic movement on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway has returned to normal after disruption of about ten hours.

Vehicles started running after 11am on Saturday (June 15).

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.

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.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station Alamgir said, “Vehicles started running on the highway. At present, vehicles of different modes are operating at normal speed.”

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