Government Policy

Movement of heavy vehicles on highways will stop three-days before Eid

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS)- The government has decided to stop the movement of trucks, covered vans and lorries on the highways three-days before the Eid-ul-Fitr to prevent road accidents and reduce traffic jam.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader informed this to the newsmen at a press conference at BRTA office in the capital after a view exchange meeting with the BRTA officials here.

Quader said the government has taken many decisions at the beginning of holy Ramadan to ease movement of the people.

"Movement of trucks, covered vans and lorries would be stopped three days before the Eid to reduce traffic jam," Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, said.

Besides, he said, separate vigilance teams would remain alert at Mohakhali, Gabtoli and Sayedabad terminals to check additional fare charges from people.

Quader said the government has requested the Energy and Mineral Resources Division to keep open the CNG stations round-the-clock both 7-days before and after Eid.

Members of Ansar would be deployed along with police in the key points on the highways, he added.

The booths of all bridges, including Bangabandhu Bridge, Meghna Bridge and Gomati Bridge, would remain open for 24-hours, the minister said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)