Vehicles carrying garment goods, fuel and food items will be allowed
The government will not allow any freight vehicles, including trucks, on the highways for three days before and after Eid unless they carry any perishable items, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday.
However, vehicles carrying garment goods, fuel and food items will be allowed, he told reporters at the old Ferry Ghat after visiting different roads in Munshiganj district.
The minister said: “The roads are all very well even after a few days of non-stop heavy rainfall since we have been working to ease people’s sufferings on their way home for Eid and Puja.
“Traffic jam occurred at various places due to cattle markets though these markets are not thrown on the roads in any way. The government is trying to prevent such jam,” he said.
Obaidul said the government is keeping an eye on cattle transportation so that it is made without causing any hassle to homebound people. It is also looking out so that no extortion can take place.
Mobile courts have been set up at various points of the highways and they are instantly punishing those being found involved in extortion, he added.