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Around 90 lakh Eid holidaymakers expected to leave Dhaka by road

by The Bangla Herald

Around 1.50 crore people are expected to leave the greater Dhaka area for the celebration of upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), around 1.50 crore people are expected to exit the greater Dhaka area, including Dhaka North, Dhaka South, Gazipur, and Narayanganj City Corporation areas.

An estimated 60 percent of these holidaymakers, roughly 90 lakh people, will opt for road travel, while the rest will utilise waterways and railways, said a release of NCPSRR.

NCPSRR general secretary Ashis Kumar Dey said that the report was compiled from a variety of sources, including research data, civic groups and transport sector organisations.

The release said that the government has already given necessary directives to the concerned authorities to smooth the Eid journey. Besides, the law enforcers including police and other concerned have taken necessary measures.

The leaders of the committee hoped that the sufferings of passengers during the Eid will be reduced due to the necessary steps of the concerned authorities.

Drawing from the latest census, the report details the population distribution within the Dhaka division, noting that about 75 percent of the country’s garment factories are in Gazipur. Workers, who predominantly reside in the Gazipur region, contribute to the large-scale exodus during Eid.

Additionally, significant populations in Narayanganj and adjacent districts add to the surge of travelers seeking to return to their native places for the Eid holiday.

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