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Pressure on Dhaka-Aricha highway increases

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 09:33, 30 July 2020   Update: 12:04, 30 July 2020
Pressure on Dhaka-Aricha highway increases

Pressure of a huge number of vehicles carrying Eid holidaymakers has increased on Dhaka-Aricha highway.

The traffic congestion on the highway in Manikganj section started to increase after 10pm on Wednesday.

From Thursday (July 30) morning, the pressure of motorcycles, private cars and passenger buses increased.

Vehicles were seen moving slowly near the ghat area due to heavy pressure of the traffic.

The passenger buses were seen lined up stretching up at Paturia Ghat while small vehicles’ queue was seen at the ghat.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Golra Highway Thana Md Monirul Islam said every year passengers of 19 south-western district of the country suffer a lot of problems but this year steps have been taken so that they do not wait at Paturia ferry gaht for hours.

Shibalaya Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Ruhul Amin said all measures have been taken to ensure the movement of people in the Paturia Ghat area smoothly. A medical team and a mobile court are working to serve the passengers.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Manikganj) Hafizur Rahman said 574 police personnel have been deployed to ensure security.