Garment workers blocked several roads in Mirpur area of the city on Thursday demanding payment of their wages and bonus before Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on August 12.
Salahuddin, officer-in-charge of Shah Ali Police Station, said workers of Zara Jeans Fashion at the Zoo road took to the street around 12:30pm to press home their demand.
Later, workers from several more garment factories joined them and blocked the road from near Mirpur Zoo to Mirpur-1, Sony Movie House at Mirpur-2 and the road upto Mirpur-10, creating huge traffic jam in the area and inflicting sufferings on city dwellers.
They withdrew the blockade around 4:30pm on assurance by the factory owners of meeting their demand.
Many were seen walking through flooded roads following heavy rain in the city to reach their destinations failing to get any vehicle.