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60-km tailback on Tangail highway

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Long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway on Saturday causing massive delay in movement.

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A 60-kilometre tailback jammed the Dhaka-Tangail highway due to a heavy rush of vehicles beginning since Friday night.
Thousands of passengers suffered immensely on the highway as vehicles were moving slowly.
Several hundred vehicles were at a stand-still on Friday night at several points on the highway, including Korotia of Tangail.
Vehicles were moving slowly for nearly 60 kilometres stretching from Chandra  of Gazipur to Elenga of Tangail, Khalilur Rahman Patwari, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gorai Highway Police Station, told The New Nation on Saturday.
Vehicular movement was very slow from Mirzapur to Elenga intersection of Tangail, said the OC. Sukanta, a passenger, who started his journey after spending his Eid holidays in Bogra around 8:30pm on Friday night, said that he reached Zirani of Savar on his way to Dhaka after a 14-hour long suffering. He said that hundreds of vehicles were stuck for 11 hours from Korotia of Tangail to Chandra of Gazipur.
The vehicles remained stuck for six hours in Mirzapur of Tangail alone, he added.  Bahalul Ahmed Fahim, a businessman, told this correspondent that he was on the way till at 8pm on Saturday after he started his journey from Kushtia at 10am.   "It is very disgusting to sit in the slow moving bus. The bus left Kushtia at 10am and I do not know when it will enter the capital. The long tailback broke all intention for going home," he said.

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