Eid passengers experience smooth journey on roads today


DHAKA, Aug 31, 2017 (BSS) – Two days ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, the home goers from Dhaka to other parts of the country today found the traffic movement quite comfortable despite small traffic jams beside the cattle markets.

Compared to the previous days, the homebound people witnessed a lesser traffic congestion on the roads from Dhaka to elsewhere since the morning.

Today’s improvement in the traffic movement resulted from the government’s efficient measures to ensure smooth journey for the Eid passengers.

“I came home with my family at Chouddagram under Comilla district from Dhaka in only 3.30 hours today, which was quite impossible in the last week. The overall traffic movement in Dhaka-Chittagong highway was smoother than the previous days. I only saw small traffic jams beside the cattle markets,”,” Mohammad Yousuf, a private service holder, told BSS over phone.

On the most other routes, the home goers were seen quite happy as their buses, private cars and even the cattle laden trucks moved in normal speed on the highways to the respective destinations.

Masumul Hossain, a bus owner of the Dhaka-Noakhali route, said their passenger coaches are reaching in Noakhali within 4 to 5 hours today, which is creating utter pleasure for the home goers, especially the women and the kids.

“The passengers are giving credit to the government for such a rapid improvement in the traffic movement on the eve of the Eid-ul-Azha,” he added.

The passenger vehicles on run to their respective destinations are crossing the Dhaka-Aricha, Paturia-Daulatdia and the Mawa-Kewrakandi ferry Ghats quite speedily than before.

“The overall situation is good in the ferry ghats with the ferrying of vehicles in larger numbers today side by side with carrying of huge passengers on waterways from Dhaka to different destinations of the country,” said Mobarak Hossain Majumder, Public Relation Officer of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).

Vehicles do not make long queues for ferry which was 5 to 6 miles earlier, he added.

The traffic movement on Sylhet-Dhaka highway was very smooth with only a six-hour journey to reach Sylhet from Dhaka.

According to the Gabtoli and the Mohakhali Bus Terminal Sources, full-loaded passenger vehicles left almost on schedules for their destinations to western, south-western and southern districts as well as all districts of north-western and northern Bangladesh with no report of any major traffic problem anywhere.