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Trafic jam on highways cause make home-bound people suffer

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Thousands of home-goers were stuck on three highways and connecting roads on Thursday due to serious traffic jam as a large number of vehicles left the capital with homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Serious traffic jam was reported on Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Tangail highways. Intermittent rainfall added to sufferings of the passengers.
Three persons were killed and 10 others innjured when two passenger buses collided on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway.Hundereds of home-bound people were seen stranded at the inter-district bus terminals in the capital as buses which left for outlying districts earlier were yet to be back to Dhaka bus counters.
In Gazipur, a 25-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail Highway from Gazipur city to Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district in the morning,
Police said the tailback was created from Bogra Bypass intersection in the city to Mirzapur via Chandra point of Kaliakoir following an accident in Tangail and rush of home-bound people, leaving several thousand vehicles stranded.
Community police along with highway, traffic and district police have been working to keep the traffic flow normal.
In Savar, a 20-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Aricha highway from Aminbazar to Hemayetpur bus stand, Genda bus stand to Radio colony and Nabinagar to Dulibhita in Dhamrai.
Besides, a 15-km tailback was created on Nabinagar-Chandra highway from Nabinagar to Chandra intersection.
Short tailbacks also were seen on Bypail-Abdullahpur road in Jirabo, Ashulia and Jamgora point due to the heavy pressure of vehicles.
Farhad Haider, inspector of Savar traffic police, said the tailbacks were created on the highways as the pressure of vehicles on the highways and roads increased since Wednesday noon.
The pressure of cattle-laden trucks were also said to be another main reason behind traffic chaos on the highways, said the inspector. – News Desk

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