Rains, truck crash cause heavy congestion on Dhaka-Ashulia road

A several kilometre-long tailback on the road from Dhaka’s Uttara to Ashulia has prompted the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to urge drivers to take alternate routes.

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 6 July 2022, 06:22 AM
Updated : 6 July 2022, 06:22 AM

“Rain has slowed traffic on the Dhaka-Ashulia road and created heavy congestion,” the DMP said in a statement at 11 am on Wednesday. “We are urging those who use the road to take alternate routes.”

A freight truck also overturned on the road midway between Ashulia and the Dhaur area around 4:30 am, said Saiful Haq, deputy commissioner of traffic police in Uttara. It took until 9:30 am to move it.

“It led to horrific congestion on both sides of the road. The rain has also made a section of the road impossible to traverse and led to even more of a jam. We are working to return the situation to normal.”

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