Traffic gridlock on Dhaka-Myemnsingh-Tangail highways

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Staff Reporter:

Vehicles were seen moving slowly on Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Tangail highways on Friday following rush of home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, creating suffering to people.

Highway police said that the number of passenger vehicles and good-laden started to increase from early morning which created the traffic jam.

A 15-km tailback was created in Tongi, Cherag Ali, College Gate, Gazipura, Borobari, Board bazar and adjoining areas on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway.

Overtaking tendency of the drivers is a reason behind the traffic gridlock, said highway police.

Additional traffic police have been deployed at different points.

Besides, a 10-km traffic tailback has been created from Kharajora to Chandra and adjoining areas on Dhaka-Tangail highway as the number of cattle-laden vehicles has increased on the highway.
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