Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the CNG stations across the country will remain open for 24 hours for 10 days to ensure hassle-free journey for the Eid holiday makers.
He disclosed the information in a preparatory meeting of Road Transport and Highways Division on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha at his secretariat office in the city.“CNG stations will remain operational nonstop for seven days before and three days after the Eid. The authorities concerned have already been asked to take necessary steps to implement the decision,” he said at a meeting.
The movement of heavy vehicles will remain suspended for three days before and after the Eid. But vehicles carrying perishable goods, garments and medicines will operate as usual.
Usually, gas stations remain closed from 5pm to 9pm every day as part of energy rationing.
Quader said, “To reduce the Eid rush, garment owners were also asked to spread out Eid holidays for the workers.”
Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, said, “Our preparation and the condition of the roads and highways are better than the previous years. There will be no traffic jam in roads and highways during Eid journeys this year.”
The Roads of flood affected districts have been damaged to some extent, he said.He also said, “The authorities concerned will repair the damaged roads on priority basis. So there won’t be any suffering on roads and highways this year.”