On the first day of the fourth phase of blockade called by BNP-Jamaat and like-minded parties, the traffic on the capital’s roads is slightly less than normal. However, the presence of people on the road is also increasing as the day progresses. Police are on alert at various junctions and important places to deal with any situation on the road.
Such pictures can be seen on various roads of the capital on Sunday morning.
Uttara, Banani, Mohakhali, Shahbagh, Caravanbazar, Farmgate, Tejgaon, Banglamotor, Hatirjheel, Rampura, Science Laboratory, Newmarket, Neelkhet, Azimpur and surrounding areas of the capital can be visited. Since morning, the number of people and public transport on the road was slightly less than usual.
A passenger named Mahmudul Hasan said that there is little traffic on the road. The bus is coming less. People are standing for a long time at bus stands.
A dentist named Sohag Saha said, I am going to Moghbazar from Khilkhet. Although there is less traffic on the road, people are now leaving their homes to work. In early sieges, people were less likely to leave their homes in panic. So for a few days, buses and private cars were running very less. I was afraid to go to the chamber in the morning.
A driver named Salim said that many buses were set on fire in Dhaka yesterday and today. So many motorists are not getting out of the car out of fear. But you have to work to run the house. So I went out on the road with the car.
However, members of the law and order forces are patrolling various important places and roads of the capital to deal with any situation. Newmarket Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shafiqul Gani Sabu said the blockade has no effect. Traffic is normal. People are moving naturally. The situation is completely normal.
It is to be noted that the BNP-Jamaat and their partners had previously held a strike on October 29 and a three-day blockade program on October 31, November 1 and 2 in protest against the attack, killings, arrests and one-point demand for the fall of the government on October 28. Then on November 5 and 6 in the second phase, on November 8 and 9 in the third phase, they held the blockade program. And the fourth round of 48-hour blockade began today.