Friday, 19 August, 2022

People make their journey easily due to opening of Padma Bridge: Obaidul

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday blamed the traffic gridlock on highways ahead of Eid-ul-Azha on the “faulty management and lack of coordination” but not on the condition of roads.

He was talking to reporters at the Secretariat as offices reopened on Tuesday after four days of Eid vacation.

Quader claimed that the road situation across the country was better this time.

“There was no traffic tailback on the road in this year. Though some reports of tailbacks were received, that happened due to faulty management and lack of coordination. The crisis was seen in Northern parts of the country, Quader said.

He said the pre-Eid opening of Padma Bridge made smooth the travel to the southern region.

He defended the ban on the movement of motorbikes on the highways saying it was necessary to prevent accidents.

The minister hoped that the Dhaka Metro Rail will be launched by end of December this year and the Dhaka Elevated Express Way by end of next year.