5-km tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

United News of Bangladesh . Comilla | Published: 10:46, Aug 18,2018 | Updated: 13:00, Aug 18,2018


Hundreds of passengers were suffering as a 5-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Daudkandi on Saturday morning due to heavy pressure of vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Dhaka-bound passengers were suffering for the 5th successive day as the tailback on the highway continued since Tuesday last, according to travellers.

The tailback was seen stretching from Meghna-Gumti Bridge toll plaza to Shahidnagar, said Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Highway Police Station.

The OC said there is a huge pressure of goods-laden vehicles on the highway and the situation will improve when the plying of such transports will be suspended on Sunday ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

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