60-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highwayNew Age Online
Traffic on Dhaka-Chittagong highway is moving at a snail’s pace on Friday due to congestion stretching 60 kilometres as a 72-hour blockade programme enforced by BNP-led opposition bloc was over this morning.
A fresh 83-hour fresh blockade begins Saturday morning.
Sandwiched between the blockades, thousands of passengers faced untold torments due to the tailback stretched from Podwar Bazar Bishwa road in Sadar Dakkshin upazila to Daudkandi upazila.
The gridlock was created as a goods-laden truck got disordered at Moynamoti Cantonment area in Sadar upazila at about 3:00am, said Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Moynamati highway police.
After two hours, police towed away the truck but by then long bumper to bumper traffic had formed, he said.
The long queues of traffic increased by the passage of time due to intensified movements of the vehicles following the countrywide 72-hour blockade, witnesses
Vehicles were now moving slowly, Moshiur Rahman said, till the filing of this report at 6:00pm.
Personnel of Border Guard Bangladesh and other law enforcers have been
engaged to bring the traffic movement to normal, he added.
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