Transport disruption marks Oikyafront rally in city
Published : Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 544
The capital city witnessed yet another day of nagging traffic jam on Tuesday as the Jatiya Oikyafront held a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the afternoon.
The city commuters suffered the most as long queues of buses, private cars, autorickshaws, and rickshaws moved at snail's pace as police conducted search in every entry point of the capital including Gabtoli and Syedabad. Traffic moved very slowly due to the search, causing long tailback up to Savar.
The sufferings of Dhaka-bound commuters were compounded by a shortage of transports and searches conducted by the security personnel.
Police, however, said that it was a regular drive. Police are allowing Dhaka-bound public transports to enter Dhaka only after conducting a thorough search at every entry point of the capital, ahead of the rally of the Oikyafront.
Selimuzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Darussalam Police Station, said, "The number of on-duty police personnel was increased to maintain law and order."
Many of city dwellers were seen waiting for long hours for public transports in Shahbagh, Paltan and Matsya Bhaban areas.
Apart from the public transports, the number of private cars in the streets was fewer than that of the usual days.
In Gazipur, commuters were seen waiting for transport at several bus stops.
In Munshiganj, many commuters were seen waiting for buses at different points on Dhaka-Mawa Highway in Louhajang upazila since morning due to a sudden halt to Dhaka-bound bus services from Shimulia Ghat bus stop.