As part of its extensive security measures to ensure foolproof safety during Pohela Boishakh celebrations in Dhaka, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a traffic advisory ahead of the event.
Police will cordon off venues around the Dhaka University campus, Ramna Park, Teachers-Student Centre (TSC), Shahbagh and Suhrawardy Udyan areas for ensuring smooth celebrations of the first day of Bangla New Year, DMP Commissioner Asaduzaman Mia said on Thursday.
Similar security measures will be taken for Hatirjheel and Rabindra Sarobar areas, he added.
Earlier in the day, DMP’s traffic division (south) instructed all kinds of transport not to move through seven routes in the city from 5am to 9pm on that day.
The routes are the Bangla Motor-Ruposhi Bangla-Shahbagh-TSC-Doyel Chattar, Ruposhi Bangla-Kakrail- Matsya Bhaban-Kodom Foara, Matsya Bhaban-Shahbagh-Kataban, Palashi-Central Shaheed Minar-Doyel Chattar-High Court, Bakshi Bazar-Central Shaheed Minar-TSC, Shahidullah Hall-Doyel Chattar, and Nilkhet-TSC.
The traffic division also designated eight roads as parking spaces for the day.
Vehicles could be parked on the Navy Admission Information Centre-Holy Family Hospital route, Old Elephant Road, Abdul Gani Road, Curzon Hall-Bangabazar-Fulbaria, Matsya Bhaban-Carpet Lane, Shilpakala Academy alley, Sugandha-Officers Club, and Katabon-Nilkhet-Palashi.