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Postogola bridge closed until Mar 8 for repairs

February 23, 2024 00:00:00

Work on the renovation of the First Buriganga Bridge in Postagola area of the capital started on Thursday. It will continue until March 08. — FE Photo

The first Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka's Postogola will be partially closed for repairs until Mar 08, according to the Road Transport and Highways Division, reports bdnews24.com.

Southbound vehicles are advised to use the Dhaka-Bhanga Expressway, named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to exit the capital, according to the directive issued on Feb 12.

Repair and retrofitting work on two girders of the Postogola bridge, also known as Buriganga Bridge-1, will take place from Thursday.

Consequently, the movement of trucks, pickup vans, covered vans, and lorries carrying containers will be halted. Additionally, the bridge will be off-limits to buses, microbuses, cars, and CNG-run autorickshaws on specific days: Feb 24 and 28, and Mar 1, 4, and 8.

The department also issued a route plan for both heavy and light vehicles such as microbuses, cars and autorickshaws.

Heavy vehicles travelling to and from Jatrabari have been asked to enter the expressway via the Teghoria intersection, proceeding through the Dolairpar Bus Stand and Babubazar Bridge.

Southbound vehicles from Gabtoli are to use the Paturia-Daulatdia ferry terminal route, the Road Transport and Highways Division said.

For vehicles headed to the south and southwestern parts of the country from the eastern and southeastern regions, the recommended path is through the Chandpur-Shariatpur ferry terminal.

Meanwhile, vehicles moving from the north to the south are advised to use the Bangabandhu Bridge.

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