Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday (Jul 22) said CNG filling stations will remain open round the clock for 10 days from a week before the Eid-ul-Azha.
“Heavy vehicles will be off the road for three days before and three days after Eid. Vehicles carrying perishable commodities, garments and drugs will be allowed to ply,” he told a press conference on contemporary issues at his ministry’s office at the secretariat, local media reported.
Quader, also Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary, said the government will help garment workers by providing them with BRTC buses. Garment owners have also been asked to grant them Eid holidays in phases, he added.
The minister said roads in the flood affected areas were damaged. Those damaged roads are being repaired urgently, he added.
He said there is no possibility of any problem on highways during the Eid as the highways remain in good condition.
The minister said orders were sent to concerned authorities so cattle markets are not set up indiscriminately and two city corporations in Dhaka were also requested to see that cattle markets are not set up near roads.