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20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

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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.

Commuter Abdul Matin Bhuiyan said he got stuck in the traffic jam for three hours. Driver Borhan Uddin said that single-lane roads are one of the causes of the tailback.

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.