At least 224 people were killed and 866 injured in 203 road crashes across the country in 12 days during the Eid holiday rush, a passenger welfare group said yesterday.
Twenty-five buses on Dhaka-Aricha route are fined for charging extra fare from the passengers returning to the capital after celebrating Eid-ul-Azha.
Expressing sorrow for Eid holidaymakers' sufferings on highways amid gridlocks, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says the situation will improve this afternoon.
A 30-kilometer tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail highway, causing immense sufferings to the holidaymakers.
To spend Eid back home in Dinajpur, Sultan Mahmud and his family members started from the capital’s Gabtoli around 10:00pm on Friday.
Khaledun Nabi reached Kamalapur Railway Station around 7:00am yesterday. His train to Bogura was supposed to leave the station two hours later, but it did not even arrive at 2:15pm.
Bangladesh Bank issues a circular asking banks to keep their branched near cattle markets open till August 11.
Road Transport and Highway Division (RTHD) sets up a central control room in Dhaka to ensure smooth traffic for holidaymakers during the journey of Eid-ul-Azha.
Inspector General of Police Mohammad Javed Patwary has urged all police officials not to prohibit any cattle carrying vehicles without specific complaints ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.