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21 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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CURBING TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN PORT AREA

Release goods in plenty amount round the week: CPA

STAFF REPORTER, Ctg

Port related traffic congestion can be reduced if the importers release goods in the same quantity in seven days a week, said Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) Chairman Rear Admiral Zulfiqur Aziz

yesterday.

He said the importers from Monday to Thursday take delivery more amount of goods which are about 4, 000 TUEs (twenty-foot equivalent units) compare to other days like Friday to Sunday.

They take delivery of goods on Friday to Sunday in between 2,000 and 3,000 TUEs.  If they would take delivery goods equally round the week, the traffic movement would remain smooth outside the port, Aziz said while addressing a press briefing at CPA’s conference room to explain port stands on regarding huge traffic snarls at port area which raise huge criticism as airport bound passengers were missing flight.

In the press briefing CPA member director Zafar Alam, Member Harbour and Marine Captain M Shafiul Bari, Secretary  Mohd. Omar Faruk and deputy secretary Azizul Moula were present among others.

“Water-logging, renovation work on port connecting road, pipe line installation of Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) from Barek Building to Fokirhat are mainly responsible for the recent traffic jam in port area,” he added.

 “Traffic jam has enhanced due to the underway construction work of elevated express way in Cement Crossing that made the main road slender” said the CPA chairman.

He said that several roads adjacent to the port area have been gridlocked by water due to heavy rainfall for 10-12 days. Torrential rain also causes intense damages to the roads around the city specially the roads nearby the port.

 He said that during the traffic jam the port delivered about 4,000 TUEs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container everyday but in the last year the port had delivered 11,000 TUEs of container and  there was no traffic snarls.

However, he wanted the implementation of the two proposed ring road—Agrabad Acess Road-Boropool-Anandabazar,-EPZ and GEC-Sagorika to ease the slow pace of traffic movement in the port city.

He expected that the suffering of the city dwellers who visit this road would come down after the launch of water bus from Sadarghat to Airport in September or November.

 

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