DHAKA: Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday (July 22) said lorries, covered van and heavy vehicles would not run on highways three days before and after the Eid-ul-Azha to make the journey of holidaymakers smooth.
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 added.
He told this to journalists on Monday (July 22) while talking about the preparations of ensuring safe and hassle-free journey for the homebound people ahead of the Eid.
The minister further said 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.
Plying of trucks and lorries will be halted on the highways across the country three days ahead of the Eid, Obaidul Quader said, adding that vehicles carrying, garment products, fuels, daily essentials and emergency medicine will be out of purview of the instruction.
Obaidul Quader said, “There are problems on the streets due to the establishment of cattle hat in the Eid al-Azha. It can not be done; all concerned have been instructed about it. Do not set up any cattle hat beside the highway, on the street and adjacent to the roads”.
“In Dhaka, the city corporations have been urged to keep a watch on the establishment of cattle hats so that it is within the discipline, not public sufferings. I hope they will see it like previous years,” he added.
BDST: 1401 HRS, JULY 22, 2019