Thousands of people, mostly day labourers and of low income bracket, crammed different bus and launch terminals, and railway station in a desperate bid to leave the capital.
As the curfew was relaxed for 14 hours on Friday, they streamed to Gabtoli, Sayedabad and Mohakhali bus terminals, Kamalapur Railway Station and Sadarghat Launch terminal.
But a large number of them could not find tickets while some had to count much higher than the usual for fares. The number of vehicles hitting the road was low after the law enforcers beat up transport workers during the hours when the restriction was loosened, sources at bus terminals alleged adding that showing IDs just do not work. Cases were filed with different police stations in the capital in the last three days against at least 31,000 unidentified people, including students.