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01:43 PM, May 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:50 PM, May 09, 2019

No truck, lorry will ply highways for 3 days before Eid

Highway condition much better than previous years, road division secretary says

The journey of holidaymakers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr this year will be smooth compared to previous years, Md Nazrul Islam, secretary of Road Transport and Highway Division, said today.

This year, the road condition on the highways across the country is much better than previous years and hence the holidaymakers are likely to have a smooth journey home ahead of the Eid, the secretary said.

He told this to journalists after emerging from a meeting of the division on ensuring safe and hassle-free journey for the homebound people ahead of the Eid.

Plying of trucks and lorries will be halted on the highways across the country three days ahead of the Eid, the secretary said, adding that vehicles carrying daily essentials and emergency medicine will be out of purview of the instruction.

Also, steps have been taken to ensure that the CNG refuelling stations across the country will remain open round-the-clock seven days before and five days after the Eid, he said.

Besides, vigilance teams will remain active round-the-clock to make sure that no passenger is charged extra fare on buses during the Eid journey, Secretary Nazrul Islam also said.

Top officials of Road Transport and Highway Division, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), and transport owners’ association were present at the meeting.  

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