Several thousand readymade garment (RMG) workers put up barricade on the Kuril Bishaw Road in the city during a demonstration for a hike in their minimum monthly wage on Tuesday morning.
The road blockade created severe traffic congestion on both sides of the Airport-Mohakhali and Airport-Progoti Sarani roads in the city.
Police and witnesses said workers, in their thousands, from several garment units, including Euro Zone Garments, put up barricade near level crossing at Kuril Bishaw Road at about 8:15 am to press home their various demands, including increased minimum wage of Tk8,000.
Later, they also barricaded the Airport-Mohakhali Road at Kuril Bishaw Road crossing at about 8:45 am.
Vehicular movement remained halted from 9:00 am to 10:30 am creating severe traffic jam on both sides of the Airport-Mohakhali and Airport-Progoti Sarani roads.
Additional police forces went to the spot and tried to disperse the unruly garment workers.
Contacted, Md Shahjahan (Inspector, patrol) told UNB that the garment employees withdrew their barricade following assurance from the authorities to realize their demands.
Vehicular movement returned to normalcy afterwards at 10:45am, he added.