Floods-damaged roads to be repaired before Eid, in time: Quader

Published: July 22, 2019 15:16:38 | Updated: July 23, 2019 10:42:07

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader -- File Photo

Roads damaged by floods across the country will be repaired before the rush of Eid-ul-Azha sets in, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said.

"They are already being repaired on an emergency basis," he said while talking to reporters at his ministry in Dhaka city about preparation ahead of the Eid and other related issues today.

"There is no reason for causing any traffic congestion as all the roads are in good shape," Quader said.

Echoing home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal's recent comments, he said that the authorities concerned have instructed not to allow cattle markets on or near highways before the Eid.

He added that heavy vehicles like trucks and lorries will not be allowed on highways three days before and after Eid.

However, Quader cleared, vehicles that carry medicines and other daily necessities will remain out of this ban.

Eid-ul-Azha is the second largest festival of Muslims after Eid-ul-Fitr and it is expected to be celebrated on August 12.


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