Govt ensures smooth Eid journey: Quader


Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the holidaymakers are enjoying comfortable Eid journey in comparison to the last two days, reports BSS.

“Vehicles are moving slowly…but there are no tailbacks on the highways across the country, the home-goers are experiencing hassle-free journey ahead of Eid-ul-Azha,” he said while talking to journalists after visiting the Mohakhali Bus Terminal in Dhaka on Saturday morning. Though some highways are facing traffic congestion today, the Tangail- bound vehicles are caught up in long tailback mainly due to cattle transportation and inclement weather, he added. About complaints of extra fares being charged from the home goers, Quader said that he has no such information.

“If there is a particular complaint about collecting extra fares by vehicles, inform us immediately as our monitoring team is working to this end,” he said. He said several people were arrested on charges of collecting extra fares till Friday. He urged all, including the passengers, to complain directly to the concerned authorities if anyone is found charging extra fares during the Eid journey.