40km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway, 2 vehicles vandalised

Tangail Corespondent
10 August 2019, Sat
Published: 12:09 Updated: 04:01

40km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway, 2 vehicles vandalised

Thousands of Eid-ul-Azha holidaymakers have been stuck on the Dhaka-Tangail highway due to a 40km-long tailback. Passengers vandalized 2 buses in Tangail this morning.

Vehicles were moving slowly for nearly 75 kilometres stretching from Gorai in Mirzapur upazila to Bangabandhu Bridge.

Iftekhar Nasir Rokon, Bangabandhu Bridge east-end highway police sergeant said, the huge traffic congestion on the highway from Bangabandhu Bridge to Pakulla was created due to the pressure of Dhaka-bound cattle-laden trucks and vehicles of Eid holidaymakers.
Law enforcers and volunteers have been working on the highway to ease the gridlock, Nasir said.

The Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on August 12.

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