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No restriction on vehicle movement in DSCC areas

  • Published at 01:12 pm February 27th, 2019
File photo of streets of Dhaka near New Market taken on December 29, 2018 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The Home Ministry confirmed the matter in a circular issued on Monday

Vehicle traffic in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will remain normal during the by-election in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

The Home Ministry confirmed the matter in a circular issued on Monday.

Motorcycle transport will remain banned in DNCC polling areas from Tuesday midnight (12am) to Friday at 6am.  Meanwhile, all vehicle traffic in the area—excluding emergency services—will be banned from Wednesday midnight (12am) to Thursday at 12am.

Vehicles affected by the ban during the by-election are: motorcycles, trucks, motorized three-wheelers, taxis, microbuses, jeeps, pickups and cars. Water vessels moving through the area will also fall under the ban.

However, the restriction on vehicle traffic will be loosely implemented on important roads, streets and highways leading into and out of Dhaka, and at inter-district bus terminals.

The circular also directed those who are not residents or voters in the DNCC to leave the area by Tuesday midnight (12am), to ensure a peaceful by-election, and to avoid facing legal action on voting day.

The mayoral by-polls in Dhaka North City Corporation, and election in 18 new wards, is scheduled to be held on February 28. The election for councillor posts in 18 wards will also be held in Dhaka South City Corporation.