42-km tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway
Comilla: A 42-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Saturday due to heavy pressure of vehicles, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
Several hundred vehicles were stuck on both sides on the busy highway stretching from Madanpur of Narayanganj to Daudkandi upazila of Comilla.
Vehicles ply through the four-lane highway have to cross two-lane Daudkandi, Meghna and Kanchpur bridges that slows down speed of vehicles on the highway, said highway policeces.
Shoyeb, a banker, said he started journey for Dhaka from Chittagong at 2:00 am. He reached Daudkandi Toll plaza when it was 11:18 am. ‘Usually I cross it early in the morning when travel to Dhaka by night coach. I don't know when I will reach Dhaka,’ he added.
Abul Kalam Azad, Officer-in-charge of Daudlkandi Highway Police Station, said the tailback started on Thursday night and the situation did not improve till 10 am due to heavy pressures of vehicles.
Police are trying to ease the traffic movement, said the OC.