Sirajganj: On the second day of the second round of 48-hour blockade called by like-minded parties including BNP, the traffic is gradually increasing on Bangabandhu Bridge West Highway and other routes of Sirajganj.
Cargo transport is seen moving since Monday (November 6) morning.
As time progresses, the traffic of trucks, covered vans, pickup vans, microbuses, private cars, CNG-powered auto-rickshaws, and easybikes increases. A couple of passenger buses are also seen plying in the afternoon. But even today, no long-distance vehicles left the district headquarters.
Meanwhile, the movement of three-wheeled vehicles is normal in the district and upazila cities. Public and private offices, courts and shops are open. The crowd is increasing as compared to before. Although BNP leaders and activists are not found in the field in support of the blockade, Awami League is in an anti-blockade position in the district and upazila cities.
Hatikumrul Highway Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) MA Wadud said that traffic has increased compared to the previous days. Passenger local buses are also plying from noon today.
Sirajganj Traffic Police Inspector Abu Zafar said that goods trucks, pickup vans, lorries, covered vans have been moving since morning. After that, the bus started moving slowly. Police squad passing the cars. Police patrols are beefed up at various points on the highway for security.
Bangladesh Time: 1712 hours, November 06, 2023
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