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DMP issues traffic advisory for February 21

  • Published at 03:16 pm February 19th, 2019

DMP posted the directives on their official Facebook page on Tuesday

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a traffic advisory, and other directives, for the safe and unhindered observance of the historic Shaheed Dibas, plus International Mother Language Day, on February 21.

The DMP posted the directives, on Tuesday, on their official Facebook page, stating that these instructions were issued after thorough discussions with the Dhaka University administration and organizations concerned.

Public access to the Central Shaheed Minar premises will be restricted from 8pm on February 20 to the early hours of February 21. The premises will remain restricted to the public until the honorable prime minister and the president pay homage to the language movement martyrs, followed by other VIPs.

Only teachers, students, staff, and employees carrying identity cards issued by the university will be allowed free movement inside the campus.

Traffic to: Nilkhet, Palashi, Fuller Road, Bakshi Bazar, Chankharpul, Shahidullah Hall, Doyel Chattar, Gymnasium, Romana Chattar, the High Court, the TSC intersection, the Shahbagh intersection will be blocked, and vehicles will be diverted.

The road in front of the Central Shaheed Minar will be blocked from 8pm on February 19 to 6pm to February 20, to allow artists to paint murals and colorful motifs. 

Vehicle traffic will be diverted from Jagannath Hall and Romana Chattar intersection. The Dhaka University Gymnasium grounds will be used as a parking lot for VIPs. 

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 People seeking to pay homage to the martyrs on February 21 will have to use the Palashi intersection and Jagannath Hall Road route, after the Central Shaheed Minar is opened for public access. 

Visitors will have to walk to the venue from the Palashi checkpoint. They will be allowed to park their vehicles on Nilkhet-Palashi, Palashi-Dhakeshwari roads. 

The visitors will be checked while going through the archway in front of Jagannath Hall. They will not be permitted to carry bags or suspicious substances. Visitors will be required to follow directives broadcast by the Dhaka University administration over loudspeakers at the Central Shaheed Minar.

The DMP ended the post seeking sincere support of everyone for the safe and unhindered observance of the Shaheed Dibas and International Mother Language Day.