Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a 20-kilometer tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway near Daudkandi in Cumilla district on Friday, causing suffering for commuters.
Sources said that renovation work on the highway near Gouripur market. The tailback started at 8:00 am.
Multiple teams are working to control the traffic jam, according to Jahangir Alam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Daudkandi Highway Police.
Suniti Chakma, executive engineer of the Roads and Township Department of Cumilla, said, "Renovation work on the highway at Daudkandi section is underway. The road is facing huge traffic as holidaymakers for the celebration of Durga Puja are making journeys to their home districts."
"It is requested to use alternative roads such as Dhaka-Cumilla-Brahmanbaria route. We are working to ease the suffering of the people. It may take at least another five months to complete the renovation work," she said.