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DMP issues traffic directives for 31st night

  • Advised to seek assistance from police
  • No open-air events allowed
Update : 30 Dec 2023, 10:54 PM

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued traffic directives for several roads in the capital to ensure public safety during the celebration of the English New Year's Eve on December 31.

These instructions were issued in a press release signed by DMP Commissioner Habibur Rahman on Saturday.

The directive says that no open-air events, gatherings, dancing, singing, or cultural performances are allowed on the night of December 31. Additionally, the use and sale of fireworks, firecrackers, and sky lanterns are prohibited.

The DMP has requested everyone's cooperation in maintaining law and order by maintaining these guidelines.

Additionally, vehicles can enter the Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara areas using Kamal Ataturk Avenue (Kakoli Crossing) and Mohakhali Amtoli Crossing from 8pm on Sunday until 5am on Monday. 

However, during these hours, entry to these areas will not be allowed via the Mohakhali area-Phoenix Road Crossing, Banani Road no 11 Crossing, Chairman Bari Crossing, Dhaka Gate, Shooting Club, Badda Link Road, DOHS Baridhara-United Hospital Crossing, and Notun Bazar Crossing. 

These crossings can be used for exiting the areas.

From 6pm on Sunday until 5am on Monday, access to the Dhaka University area will be open to university teachers, students, officers, and staff. Entry for others and all vehicles will only be allowed through Old High Court, Doyel Chattar, Shaheed Minar, Jagannath Hall South Gate and Palashi More. 

From 8pm on Sunday, no vehicles will be allowed to enter through Shahbag, Nilkhet Crossing, Doyel Chattar Crossing, Bokshi Bazar Crossing, Palashi Crossing, and Chankharpul/Shahidullah Hall Crossing.

Any emergency need related to road use can be called- DC Traffic (Gulshan) 01320-044360, ADC Traffic (Gulshan) 01320-044361, AC Traffic (Gulshan) 01320-044372, AC Traffic (Mohakhali) 01320-044375, AC Traffic (Badda) 01320-044378, DC Traffic (Ramna) 01320-042260, ADC Traffic (Ramna) 01320-042261, DC (Gulshan) 01320-041420 and DC (Ramna) 01320-039440.

The public is advised to seek assistance from police officers in any unforeseen situations.

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