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25,000 vehicles cross Bangabandhu Bridge in 24 hours

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 14:30, 8 May 2021   Update: 15:07, 8 May 2021
25,000 vehicles cross Bangabandhu Bridge in 24 hours

People are leaving the capital Dhaka to celebrate the Eid with their families. As a result pressure has increased on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway, the gateway to North Bengal.

In the last 24 hours, more than 25,000 vehicles crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge.  Tk one crore and 90 lakh has been collected as toll. The bridge authority confirmed the matter on Saturday noon.

Although the government has banned long-route bus service, 300 buses crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge. In addition, vehicles engaged in the transportation of goods, private small vehicles and motorcycles were seen.

People are returning home in freight trucks, open trucks, pickups, microbuses and private cars but health guidelines are being ignored.  

Yasir Arafat, in-charge of the Elenga Highway police outpost, said the pressure on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway has increased as ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route have been suspended. Besides, we are taking legal action against long-route buses.