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Bridges Minister orders repair of damaged roads before Eid

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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has ordered the repair of damaged roads before Eid. Besides, heavy vehicles including trucks and lorries will be stopped from 7 days before Eid.

He gave this instruction in the organizational meeting about Eid Yatra at the office of BRTA in Banani of the capital.


At the end of the meeting, Obaidul Quader stated, “The previous Ramadan went well, but Eid al-Adha posed challenges. Vigilance needs to be increased because despite fewer accidents before Eid, there is a higher likelihood of accidents during the return journey. This issue should be taken seriously.”

The Minister of Bridges and Highways mentioned that there was no hindrance due to rain during Ramadan. However, this year’s Eid presents challenges such as transporting livestock in unfit vehicles, setting up cattle markets for sacrificial animals, and other issues. If it rains, the speed of vehicles will decrease, roads may get flooded, and immediate measures need to be taken; otherwise, there will be chaos, warned the minister.

He also stated that district police are necessary alongside the highway police. The practice of placing livestock markets beside major highways has decreased. Obaidul Quader emphasized the need for special attention to be given to the BRT project in Gazipur, which affects our road network. One heavy rain can create problems, causing congestion. Coordination with the garment sector is necessary for the leave of garment workers.

The minister said, I will not stop the road holidays, measures will be taken after understanding the situation. There is risk till Bogra, the road work should be stopped five days before. Truck Covered Van will be closed for three days before Eid. CNG stations will be open 24 hours a day before and after Eid. Motorcycles, cars on the wrong side cause traffic jams. No compromise can be made here. The four-km section of the BRT project will be commissioned before Eid.

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