Programme, demo cripple Dhaka
Agonised, public resorted to sarcastic comments such as “Avoid Dhaka city for atleast two hours” in the Facebook group Traffic Alert – a forum to share dynamic traffic experience in the capital.
Traffic from Mohakhali to Dhanmondi, Gabtoli to Shyamoli, Kalyanpur to Agargaon, New Market to Kalabagan, Mirpur-1 to Gulshan and airport road was sloth, sufferers said in the Facebook group.
Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a section of Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover. Traffic around the area at that time was curbed due to VVIP movement.
Shortly afterwards, nurses of different hospitals blocked Shahbagh – a key intersection – demanding government recruitment of nurses on basis of performance and seniority.
Vehicular movement on the road remain halted following the blockade began around 10:30am, said Shabagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge Abu Bakr Siddique.
The blockade affected commuters travelling from Dhanmondi, Uttara, Farmgate, Tejgaon, Gabtoli and other adjoining areas to Motijheel, the commercial hub of the city.