Pressure of huge number of vehicles carrying Eid holidaymakers has increased on the country’s highways including the Dhaka-Aricha highway.
Thousands of homebound people have started leaving the capital Dhaka from Thursday noon.
Many of the homebound left Dhaka on Thursday afternoon after attending their respective offices as it was the last working day ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. All garment factories have declared close from Thursday.
Homebound people thronged Savar bus terminal from Thursday noon for their village homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
The traffic congestion on the highway started to increase after afternoon.
Police said all measures have been taken to ensure the movement of people smoothly with security.