Police request Dhaka airport-bound passengers to arrive early

Huge traffic cripples Dhaka on the last day of the week on Thursday, 3 March 2022. The picture was taken from Mohakhali area of the capital.
Dipu Malakar

Police have requested Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport-bound passengers to leave their homes early so that they can arrive on time due to traffic gridlock caused by an ongoing Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) project, reports UNB.

Traffic (Uttara division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) urged the passengers to do so as the work of the project has narrowed the road to the airport.

DMP joint commissioner (Traffic North) Abu Saleh Md Raihan said vehicle movement has been suspended in three lanes of the road, leading to heavy congestion. "So, airport-bound passengers need to set out ahead of time."

"As the road has been separated into two, passengers need to stick to the left lane after passing Le Méridien Dhaka and Kawla. Those travelling from Khilkhet to Uttara or to Gazipur need to head out early," he added.