22-kilometre gridlock on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

Sun Online Desk

17th August, 2018 04:35:48 printer

22-kilometre gridlock on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

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A 22-kilometre tailback has been formed on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway due to heavy rush of vehicles as Eid holidaymakers began their journey towards village homes on Friday morning.


According to witnesses, the traffic jam was created as an iron rod-laden truck turned turtle in Gajaria area on the highway early Friday.


Ferdous Alam, a passenger of a Chattogram-bound bus said it took about four hours to cross 20 kilometres from Narayanganj to Daudkandi’s Meghna-Gomti bridge.


Another passenger Monirul Hasan said he began his journey at 5:30am in the morning. He has travelled one-hour distance in 5 hours.


Sources at Daudknadi highway police said the highway police were trying to ease the congestion.


Hundreds of passengers have been suffering immensely on the highway since the morning as vehicles got standard on the highway.