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25km-long tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th March, 2023 10:12:49 AM
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25km-long tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway
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Hundreds of vehicles and commuters became stuck for hours in a 25-kilometre long tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on Wednesday morning.

 The tailback was created as hundreds of devotees, including women, children and elderly people, from home and abroad gathered in Langalbandh area of Narayanganj to take part in holy bath called Langalbandh Snan, also known as the “Mohashtamir Snan Utshob,” one of the biggest Hindu festivals.

Mohammad Ibrahim, TI (Officer-in-Charge) of Kanchpur Highway Police Station, said that the long traffic jam was caused by the excessive pressure of vehicles carrying pilgrims for Langalbandh Snan.

Highway and district police are working to ease the traffic jam, he said.