One lane of Nalka bridge over the Fuljor River at Salanga upazila in Sirajganj district will be opened to traffic before Eid-ul-Fitr to mitigate the sufferings of home-bound people caused by traffic jam during Eid journey.
The construction work of Nalka Bridge on the western side of Bangabandhu Bridge is going on in the full swing and it is expected to be completed before Eid, said Project Manager of the Bridge Ekhlas Uddin, reports UNB.
Besides, a total of 450 policemen will work on highways linked to Bangabandhu Bridge to ensure smooth journey of holidaymakers, said police.
Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station, said the policemen will work to ensure security of the commuters and ease movement of traffic.
Every year, home-bound people suffer a lot due to 36-kilometer long tailback on Dhaka-Sirajganj highway from Hatikumrul Gol Chattar to Chandaikona.
To ease the suffering of commuters, the government has taken a project to upgrade the Bangabandhu West Side to Dhaka-Rangpur-Burimari highway into a four-lane one.
As the construction work has not been completed yet, Eid holidaymakers might experience severe traffic jam this year like the previous years.