Businessmen and hawkers of Savar Bazar bus stand area on Monday morning blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway protesting rampant extortion.
They blocked the highway from 10am to 11am, halting vehicular movement, according to Savar Model Police Station.
They also chanted different slogans against some identified extortionists of the area.
On information, a team of police led by Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station, went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
The OC said that they cleared the highway upon assurance from police over stopping extortion.