Dhaka witnesses 22km tailback from Tongi to Moghbazar
The commuters in Dhaka have been stuck in massive traffic jam since this morning as a 22km long tailback has formed from Tongi Bridge to Moghbazar in the Bangladesh capital.
The gridlock stretched from Tongi Bridge-Abdullahpur-Airport to Mohakhali-Moghbazar areas of Dhaka — causing untold sufferings for commuters.
Vehicular movement in parts of Dhaka came to a standstill for hours due to the huge pressure of Ijtema-bound vehicles in Tongi.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s joint commissioner (Traffic North) Abu Saleh Md Raihan said that the pressure of vehicles is a main reason for traffic jams as many people were heading towards the Ijtema venue.
Commuters, especially the office goers and students were seen walking to reach their respective destinations.
However, the traffic congestion came at tolerable level at about 12:00 noon as additional traffic police are working to bring the situation under control, he claimed.