3M people to leave Dhaka, adjacent districts on waterways ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

  • June 19, 2023

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Source: Dhaka Tribune

According to a report by the non-governmental organization National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads, and Railways, approximately 3 million people from Dhaka and its neighboring districts will travel home by waterways ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

In a news release released to the media on Sunday, NCPSRR President Haji Mohammad Shahid Mia and General Secretary Ashish Kumar Dey detailed the report.

Around 300,000 Eid visitors would travel through Narayanganj river port. The remaining 2.7 million passengers will be routed through other ports, notably the Sadarghat terminal. So Sadarghat will be under a lot of strain this time as well.

During Eid, over 15 million people depart the greater Dhaka region, which includes Dhaka, Gazipur, and Narayanganj, according to the research. 20% (3 million) of them depart Dhaka via waterways. The coastal districts of Barisal, Pirojpur, Jhalkathi, Barguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Chandpur, Shariatpur, and Madaripur receive nearly all of them.