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Eid holidaymakers start returning to Dhaka

Eid holidaymakers start returning to Dhaka

The holiday makers have started returning to capital city after celebrating holy Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones in different district towns and villages. They enjoyed hassle-free journey this time due to necessary steps taken by the government on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which was celebrated in Bangladesh on Saturday (Jun 16).

The public and private offices opened on Monday (Jun 18) after Eid holidays.

People, especially service holders, were seen to reach Dhaka by launches, trains, and buses on Monday without facing any major troubles on their ways as the highways and ferry ghats did not witness excessive rush till Monday morning.

No fatal causalities and damages were reported centering accidents on national roads and waterways during the Eid holidays, acording to local media reports.

The journey schedule of buses, trains and launches have been seen almost normal as no tailback occurred on highways, including Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Dinajpur highways like the previous years.

Even the office-goers attended their work places on the first day (Monday) in due time as all types of transports plied on their trucks without any disturbance.

The low-income people also made their journey by city service buses and other vehicles based on the special consider of the law enforcers, according to government's instruction.

The passengers also moved on different types of transports without fall in danger like mugging, shooting, pick pocketing as law enforcers have taken extra security measures across the country ahead of Eid.

Trucks, lorries, and covered vans have not allowed to ply the roads three days before Eid. The roadside kitchen markets have been removed, and construction and repairing of all highways stopped seven days ahead of Eid. Besides, mobile courts are conducting operation to control unfit and outdated vehicles on highways and unauthorised parking in the city.

Vigilance teams, comprising officials from different departments of the ministry, have started work at Sayedabad, Gabtoli, and Mohakhali bus terminals to prevent overcharging, overloading, and public sufferings.

Ansar men have been deployed to help police for traffic management in important entry and exit points of Dhaka city.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) opened a control room for traffic management in coordination with all stakeholders, and it remained open for seven days starting four days before Eid.

All CNG stations remain opened 24-hour for 14 days starting seven days before Eid, while the garment factories will open on different dates.