Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday expressed regret over the public sufferings caused due to disruptions in public transport system during the party's rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday.
He also thanked the city dwellers for their cooperation in holding the programme successfully.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this in a statement of the party.
The AL organised the rally marking Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's historic 7th March speech that was registered as the World's Documentary Heritage by Unesco last year.
Thousands of people suffered traffic snarl-ups due to the rally.
Throughout the day, traffic interruptions were observed in areas around Suhrawardy Udyan as police closed down Shahbagh, Kataban, Bangla Motor, Farmgate, High Court, Mirpur, Segunbagicha, Bijoynagar, Kakrail and some other intersections to facilitate the passage of the arriving AL supporters.
This also caused severe tailbacks along Manik Mia Avenue, Mirpur Road, Karwan Bazar, Bijoy Sarani, Paltan, Moghbazar and other adjacent areas in Dhaka. Buses carrying AL activists were seen parked haphazardly on the roads around the venue.