The Narayanganj section of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway is heavily trafficked on the first day of the fourth round of blockade called by like-minded parties including the BNP across the country. However, the number of passengers is said to be less.
Meanwhile, long-distance vehicles were not seen plying on other days of the blockade, but some long-distance vehicles were seen plying on this day. However, the pressure of regional vehicles is observed to be higher than that of long distance vehicles on highways. Due to less number of passengers, buses were seen waiting for passengers for a long time.
Such a picture can be seen on Sunday morning at the Shimrail intersection of Siddhirganj on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway.
A passenger named Shafiqul said, I went out for urgent work. As on other days, getting a bus today was not a hassle. I hope that I can go to the destination without any problems.
Another passenger named Shahinul Islam said, I left for Chittagong with my family. Although there are few buses in Chittagong, there was no problem in getting buses.
TI AKM Sharfuddin of Shimrail Camp of Kanchpur Highway Police Station said that traffic has been normal since Sunday morning. We are working on highways to ensure smooth movement of passengers.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Siddhirganj Police Station Golam Mostafa said that there has been no incident of chaos on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway so far. We are on alert to avoid any sabotage.