Commuters returning to Dhaka after Eid holidays had to endure a 20km-long tailback on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangbandhu Bridge Highway in the district on Saturday morning.
Vehicles began piling up on the high-speed corridor on Friday night. By this morning, traffic on the highway almost came to a standstill, triggering the long tailback.
Ataur Rahman, in-charge of Elenga highway Police, attributed the tailback stretching from Bangabandhu Bridge point to Jolfoi point on the highway to heavy pressure of Dhaka-bound vehicles.
Our correspondent reports that the desperation to return to Dhaka prompted many to get off public transport vehicles, walk a few kilometres and then hitchhike on passing bikes to reach the capital.
The highway police and the district police are working together to bring the traffic situation under control, said Ataur.
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