Severe traffic congestion in Daudkandi-Dhaka route.And after a few days, the country is going to a severe lockdown. And in this news the freight vehicles and the Dhaka-bound workers made their last attempt to reach their destination. As a result, a severe traffic jam has been created on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway from Gauripur bus stand in Cumilla’s Daudkandi to Shahidnagar in an area of three kilometers from 4 am on Monday.
This condition has been created due to the pressure of extra vehicles. The drivers and passengers of the vehicles are suffering from being stuck in traffic for a long time.
Cumilla Manoharganj upazila Kachua village resident businessman. Alam said he left Dhaka’s Jatrabari by bus at 6 am and reached Gauripur in Daudkandi at 9.30 am. Today, it takes three and a half hours to cover a distance of 50 kilometers in one hour. Traffic jams are now on the highway due to the pressure of extra vehicles.
Zakia Begum, a housewife from Bakerpara in Hajiganj, said she went to visit her eldest daughter Ruma’s house in Postagola, Dhaka. After hearing about the lockdown, he left for home in the morning. He reached Daudkandi by renting a pickup van for Tk. 200. The rest of the way will be broken.
Zahid Hasan, a madrasa student from Kaliarchar village in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila, left Dhaka this morning with his mother Maryam Begum as the madrasa was closed. He alleged that he was suffering from traffic jam on the way.
Insaf Paribahan bus driver Abul Hashem, covered van driver Hossain, truck drivers Shukkur Ali and Rahman Mia said it takes three and a half to four and a half hours instead of one hour to reach the 50-kilometer road from Dhaka to Daudkandi. This traffic jam has been caused due to the simultaneous departure of numerous vehicles on the highway.
Daudkandi Highway Police Sub-Inspector (SI) Alimul al-Razi said traffic jam were caused by overcrowding and road accidents. Efforts are being made to reduce traffic congestion.
Correspondent: April 12,2021