Hundreds of vehicles and commuters got stuck for hours in a 25-kilometer long tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Tuesday due to repair work of Langalbandh Bridge in Narayanganj district.
Mohammad Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Highway Police said the gridlock stretched from Shanir Akhra to Daudkandi in Cumilla.“The gridlock was caused by heavy pressure of goods-laden vehicles and others on Sonargaon-Nabiganj route. We are trying our best to ease the movement of vehicles,” he said.
On Sunday, Roads and Highways Department asked motorists to avoid Langalband Bridge on the highway for three days due to its repair work starting on Monday.
Light vehicles were asked to use Mograpara-Kaikartek Bridge-Nabiganj-Madanpur route and heavy vehicles to take Kanchpur-Bhulta-Narsingdi-Bhairab Bridge-Sarail-Brahmanbaria-Cumilla as alternative routes during the period.
The Langalband Bridge will be fit for the movement of vehicles after 12 pm on Wednesday.