Damaged roads will be repaired soon: Quader

Staff Correspondent

23 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the roads damaged by floodwater will be repaired immediately.

“Roads and Highways Department are repairing the damaged roads to ensure smooth Eid journey for holidaymakers,” he said. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said this while talking to the journalists at his ministry office on Monday.

There won’t be any traffic congestion on the highways during the Eid journey as the roads across the country are in a good shape, the minister said.

Referring to the Eid-journey, the minister said authorities concerned have been asked not to allow any cattle markets on the roads and highways ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

“Even no cattle market will be allowed in Dhaka city ahead of Eid-ul-Azha,” he said.

The minister further said heavy vehicles like covered van, trucks and Lorries won’t be allowed on the highways three days before and after Eid-ul-Azha.

“But the restriction won’t be applicable on the vehicles carrying medicine and other daily essentials,” he said.

The minister also said CNG filling stations across the country will remain open round-the-clock for seven days before and after the Eid.