Dense fog causes 40-km traffic jam on Bangabandhu Bridge
Published: 10:57 AM, 22 January 2021 Updated: 01:01 PM, 22 January 2021
A 40-km long traffic jam has been created on both sides of the Bangabandhu Bridge highway as toll collection was suspended in several phases due to heavy fog.
The traffic jam was created on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway from 9:30 pm on Thursday to 8:30 am on Friday.
According to the bridge authorities, toll collection was suspended several times from 9:30 pm on Thursday to avoid accidents on the bridge due to heavy fog. As a result, the traffic could not move over the bridge for several hours. So vehicles got stuck on both sides of the bridge, creating long queues of vehicles. However, even though toll collection has started on the bridge, vehicles are moving slowly due to excessive traffic.