CNG filling stations to remain open 24 hrs during Eid: Quader

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:26, Jul 22, 2019 | Updated : 14:28, Jul 22, 2019

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRoad, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader have said CNG filling stations will be in operation 24 hours a day for seven days prior to Eid and three days after Eid.

The minister also said: “The highways all over the country are in good shape at the moment, and better than any time prior – except the ones in flood-affected areas, which got damaged and are being repaired on an emergency basis.”

He made the statement at a press briefing held at the Secretariat on Monday (Jul 22).

Quader blamed the cattle markets on roads and alongside highways as the main cause of congestion during Eid days.

“This is totally prohibited this time, and orders have been sent to the concerned authorities to take steps,” the minister said.

Quader said to ensure smooth movement for homebound people, trucks, lorries and covered vans will be off the roads for three days before and after Eid.

Vehicles carrying medicine, export-oriented garments, goods and fuel will be outside the purview of the restrictions.

The garment owners have been asked to give Eid holidays to workers in phases, so the last-minute rush can be avoided, the minister added.