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BCL’s anniversary: Dhaka chokes on traffic

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Dhaka city choked on heavy traffic as Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of ruling Awami League, observed its 69th founding anniversary today.

Thousands of Chhatra League activists and supporters, who gathered from all corners of the capital, paraded in Dhaka University and adjacent areas in celebration.

Thousands of Chhatra League activists and supporters parade in Dhaka University and adjacent areas on Wednesday, January 4, 2016 in celebration of its 69th founding anniversary. Photo: Prabir Das
After an initial rally held at Aparajeyo Bangla in Dhaka University, they marched through Shahbagh, Matsa Bhaban, Jatiya Press Club, Nilkhet and adjacent areas.
Traffic comes to a halt after Bangladesh Chhatra League activists brought out a procession on occasion of the party's founding anniversary on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Photo: Prabir Das
For the long procession, traffic came to a standstill on Mirpur Road, Shahbagh-Farmgate-Mohakhali-Tejgaon, Paltan-Gulistan-Motijheel, Moghbazar-Malibagh and adjacent roads.

City dwellers, already pestered with the below average traffic condition on a daily basis, were complaining on the roads stuck in gridlocks.

A private service holder said he had to abandon his car near Prime Minister’s Office and walk nearly a kilometre to reach his workplace at Farmgate. “Two hours has passed, and my driver could not even reach Farmgate.”

BCL has to stay above controversy, says Quader

Bangladesh Chhatra League has to remain above all controversy, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said while inaugurating a rally on the occasion of its 69th founding anniversary today.

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurating a rally of Bangladesh Chhatra League on the occasion of its 69th founding anniversary on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Photo: STAR
“You have to work up to your potential and be meritorious so that the general students are inspired by you”, he added.

 

 

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