Sirajganj: On the second day of the 72-hour blockade called by BNP, the Bangabandhu Bridge in Sirajganj, the western highway and other routes remain empty.
If one or two passenger buses are seen, they are crossing the Bangabandhu Bridge under police security.
However, three-wheeler traffic is normal in district and upazila cities. Office courts and most of the shops are also open.
Bangabandhu Setu West Highway was empty since Wednesday (November 1) morning. Although there were occasional cargo transports, no long-distance or local buses were seen running. No long-distance vehicles left the Sirajganj bus terminal. Awami League is holding anti-blockade peace march program at various points on the highway. However, BNP and Jamaat workers were not seen in the field.
Meanwhile, CNG-powered auto-rickshaws, easy bikes, rickshaws and three-wheelers in the district and upazila cities are moving normally like any other day. Although the shops and offices were open, the crowd was very less.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Setu West Police Station Abdul Quader Jilani said that the traffic is much less than normal. If a passenger bus or cargo transport is seen, we pass it safely.
Sirajganj traffic police inspector Abu Zafar said that the traffic on the highway is gradually increasing. We arrange for the vehicles to reach their destination safely.
Bangladesh Time: 1623 hours, November 01, 2023
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