70km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway | The Daily Star
11:42 AM, August 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:49 AM, August 09, 2019

70km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Eid holidaymakers are suffering as a 70-kilometre long tailback has been created on the Dhaka-Tangail highway from Chandra intersection in Gazipur to the Bangabandhu Bridge since early today.

The traffic congestion started around 3:00am and was still continuing when our Tangail correspondent filed this report around 10:00am.

The condition of the road has deteriorated due to rain. There are potholes, dents and mud on the road, said Ahaduzzaman Mia, additional superintendent of police in Tangail.

Police officials and volunteers are trying their best to keep the vehicles moving, he added.

Talking to this correspondent, Md Suruj Zaman, one of the passengers, said that it took him more than six hours to reach Tangail bypass from Chandra intersection.

His children have become ill due to being stuck in the bus for so long, he added. 

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