Tailback spreads to Jatrabari from Daudkandi on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:59, May 16,2018 | Updated: 17:52, May 16,2018


Vehicles going out of Dhaka on Dhaka-Chittagong highway get stuck at Matuail of Jatrabari as the tailback spreads to Dhaka from Daudkandi.-- Ali Hossain Mintu

Tailback of vehicles spread to Dhaka from Meghna-Gumti bridge at Daudkandi on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway on Wednesday.

Thousands of vehicles got stuck on the highway.

The tailback ensued last night stretched to Jatrabari in Dhaka from Daudkandi toll plaza by the boring .

It now takes the two-hour journey to Comilla at least 10 hours.

Locals said the traffic congestion begins when vehicles from a four-lane try to get on a two-lane bridge. Besides, slow collection of toll at the toll plaza also adds suffering.   

Police said two vehicles got out of order on Meghna bridge and Kachpur bridge and it caused severe congestions. The vehicles were removed by noon.

Huge rush of trucks and covered vans carrying  garments shipment and Ramadan supplies is also reason behind the congestion on the highway.

Last week, a 110km-long tailback persisted on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Feni for almost five days as a result of the construction of Fatehpur rail overpass.

To ease the situation, authorities yesterday opened one lane of the overpass for vehicular movement from Chittagong side to Dhaka.

The congestion in Fatehpur receded, but it grew in Kanchpur, outskirts of Dhaka yesterday.

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