Crime and traffic management was different during the general holiday which will be updated in the upcoming days, AIG Sohel says
Bangladesh Police has decided to restructure their crime and traffic management in light of the government’s decision to open offices and allow public transport in limited capacity from May 31.
Police headquarters’ Assistant Inspector General (AIG-media) Md Sohel Rana announced the decision through a video message on Saturday.
He said the crime and traffic management of the Bangladesh Police was different during the general holiday enforced to curb the coronavirus transmission in the country.
Considering the reality that the coronavirus may exist for many more days, the government took the decision in public interest not to extend the holidays and introduce public transport on a limited scale, he added.
The movement of people will increase and introduce more public transport on the road. In this situation, the police must restructure to speed up the crime and traffic management, he further added.
“At the same time we will continue with our existing activities to control the coronavirus situation in the country that we have been doing from the beginning,” said Sohel.
The police official also said: “It is true that it will be much more challenging for the police when the movement of people increases a lot.
“Even then, we will try to ensure that public transport and the general public complies with the government's health guidelines and hygiene rules, including social distancing,” he added.
He asked for cooperation from everyone concerned in this regard.