A record number of vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge even during the lockdown. In the last 24 hours, 41,6256 vehicles have crossed the bridge. Toll has been collected from these vehicles for 2 crore 57 lakh 16 thousand 500 rupees.
The bridge authorities reported the number of vehicles crossing from 8 am on Monday (May 10) to 6 am on Tuesday (May 11).
Ahsanul Kabir Powell, executive engineer of the Bangabandhu Bridge site office of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority, said a record number of vehicles had crossed the bridge on lockdown. More than 41,000 vehicles have crossed the bridge in the last 24 hours. Which is a lot more than yesterday. The number of vehicles crossing the bridge is increasing every day.
Meanwhile, the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge highway has been under heavy traffic since today (Tuesday) morning. As the day progresses, the number of vehicles on the road is increasing. People are returning home in trucks, microbuses, pickup vans and other private vehicles. As a result, the risk of corona infection is increasing.
Homeless people are in dire straits due to the closure of public transport. Passengers are waiting for cars at various points on the highway. After not getting a car for a long time, many have left for their destination on foot.
Yasser Arafat, in-charge of the Elenga Highway police outpost, said traffic on the highway was normal. There is no slowness or pressure of the vehicle anywhere.