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Traffic movement normal on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 4:01 am | 101 times

Traffic movement normal on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Traffic movement on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway remains normal though pressure of homegoers and vehicle increased on the route ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims.

The report was filed after visiting different places of the highway including Rabna, Bikramhati, Rasulpur, Pouli and Elenga on Wednesday (April 27).

According to Bangabandhu Bridge Toll Plaza sources, some 23,611 vehicles crossed the bridge from Tuesday midnight to Wednesday midnight. Of the vehicles, 11,918 vehicles left Dhaka for North Bengal while 11,693 vehicles crossed the bridge from North Bengal to Dhaka. Usually, 12,000 to 13,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day.

According to sources, arrangements have been made to collect toll in seven lanes at Bangabandhu Bridge Toll Plaza ahead of Eid. There are also two separate lanes for motorcycles. Normally, toll is collected on 3 to 4 lanes.

Hanif Paribahan bus driver Uzzal Mia said, “It took nearly three hours to reach Tangail from Dhaka. I drove the bus like normal time and found no traffic congestion.”

Shafiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said, “Pressure of some vehicles is increasing since morning on Wednesday (April 27) compared to other days. However, the traffic movement is still normal.”

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