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Rain, traffic jam add extreme sufferings to home-bound people

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 11:56, 20 July 2021   Update: 12:21, 20 July 2021

Thousands of people are making journeys towards their village homes with an aim to celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha with the near and dear ones, ignoring intermittent rains and huge traffic congestion in the streets.

The additional pressure of vehicles was noticed on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Mymensingh highways of Gazipur on Tuesday (July 20) morning. Especially, hundreds of people from North Bengal are seen standing helpless on the streets at the Chandra intersection of Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur.

The people were having to wait helplessly due to inflated fares and an inadequate number of buses. Many were seen boarding trucks and pickup vans, risking their lives to go home.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Konabari Highway Police Station Mir Golam Faruk said, “Stuck in traffic jams, thousands of home-bound people are standing on the streets amid rains. The problem will be solved once the rains stop. Police have been deployed at various points along the highway.”

Rezaul Karim/AI