Ahmed went to Shahbagh by bus from Mohakhali in the capital at 2 pm. It took him only 10 minutes to cross this path. But other times he could not cross this path even in an hour. Due to the BNP-Jamaat blockade, there was less traffic on the road today. Many did not take out their vehicles for fear of damage.
Ahmed said that he went to Shahbagh to visit one of his relatives who is enrolled in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). He has to travel almost through this road. But he could not cross this route in less than an hour on any day except holidays. Today there were no traffic signals on the road due to the blockade. As a result, he reached Shahbagh in just 10 minutes on an empty road.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday (October 31), the same situation was seen in Badda, Gulshan, Karwan Bazar, Press Club and other areas of the capital. Few passenger buses were seen on these roads. However, there were more private cars in Gulshan area.
Himel, the contractor of ‘Alif Buse’ said, they do not stand in one place for long. They are afraid of burning the bus. And less passengers.
Motorcyclist Sabbir Ahmed said that three passengers have been carried since morning. From Badda to Kamalapur, from there to Farmgate and from there again to Badda. He did not see any signal on this route. Reach the destination in very short time.
This reporter of Jago News himself visited different areas of the capital without any signal. There was not much traffic police presence on the roads.
Talking to the rickshaw driver Karim Mia of Rampura area, it is known that today their passengers are very less. Offices, courts, schools are all open. But there are less people on the streets.