Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Khan said the police have introduced extensive security measures for New Year's Eve on December 31.
He said: “People can celebrate 31st night in their homes, but not on rooftops."
The DMP commissioner made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday at the DMP Media Centre in Dhaka.
He said: “All sorts of gatherings, playing loud music, dancing, concerts and any other party-related activities in open spaces are strictly prohibited. Celebrations can be held indoors only, where not even rooftop parties are allowed on 31st night since it could disrupt peace among neighbours.”
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“Carrying any kind of bags or flammable substance is strictly prohibited. The Kakoli and Amtoli crossings can be used to access Gulshan and Banani areas.”
Regarding the security of the Dhaka University area, Commissioner Asaduzzaman said: “No vehicles will be allowed to enter the university premises, except those bearing the university sticker, after 8pm. Apart from Shahbagh and Nilkhet, all other entry points to Dhaka University will remain closed.
“Vehicles can use the route from the High Court to the left side of the Doel Chattar, leading through Chankhar Pul. It is prohibited to enter the university.”
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune