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EC to provide stickers to motorcycles in remote areas

  • Published at 05:45 pm December 25th, 2018
File photo of Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed Focus Bangla

The matter of allowing motorcycles will be discussed further at the Election Commission

Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed has said motorcycles will be allowed in remote areas, provided they carry a sticker issued by their respective returning officers.

The secretary made the announcement during a views-exchange program with journalists at the commission office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

However, following the reporters' demands that the commission provide stickers to all mainstream media workers using motorcycles for uninterrupted election coverage, Helal said the matter will be discussed further at the commission.

Earlier, the Road Transport and Highways Division issued a notification restricting vehicular movements on the day of the election, slated to be held next Sunday.

Ten types of vehicles have been banned in electoral areas. The ban will be in place for 24 hours, starting from midnight on December 29.

Motorcycles have also been added to the list, and they will not be allowed on the streets from 12am on December 28 to midnight January 31.

The ban may be relaxed for candidates or their agents, election observers, journalists with accredited identity cards, officials assigned to election duty, law enforcers, approved visitors and a few emergency services.