Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shahidul Islam on Tuesday urged the city dwellers to refrain from any kind of misconduct and illegal activities including fireworks, reckless driving of cars and motorcycles on the 31st night .
“All are requested to cooperate DMP in maintaining law and order and follow some instructions,” he said in a press release on Tuesday.
No gathering and programme will be allowed on flyovers, roads, rooftops of buildings and public places for the interest of public safety, it said .
Any kind of gatherings, dance, song or cultural events will not also be permitted in the open space to celebrate the New Year.
Besides, any kind of fireworks will not to be allowed in the city, it said.
Besides, outsiders or vehicles will not be allowed to enter the Dhaka University campus after 6 pm.
Vehicles of teachers, officers and employees residing in residential areas of Dhaka University will be able to enter through Shahbagh Crossing subject to identification after the stipulated time.
Outsiders will not be able to enter Gulshan and Banani areas after 8 pm. However, the people living in the areas will be able to enter Kamal Ataturk Avenue (Kakli Crossing) and Mohakhali Amtali Crossing after the stipulated time subject to identification.
Similarly, during the period, non-residents of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Dhaka University residential areas are being discouraged to enter the said areas.
No one will be allowed to stay in Hatirjheel area after 8 pm.
People living in Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas are requested to return to their respective areas by 8 pm and no bar in Dhaka metropolis can be kept open after 6.00 pm on the 31st night, said the DMP release.
All fast food shops will be closed after 10 pm.
Residential hotels will be able to organise events on a limited scale in their own management maintaining social distance. However, no DJ party will be allowed, it said.
“We request all concerned city dwellers not to carry licensed firearms in various residential hotels, restaurants, public gatherings and festivals in Dhaka from 6.00 pm on 31st December 2020 to 06.00 am on 1st January 2021,” said the release.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police will take legal action against those who fail to comply with the above instructions, it added.
Source: United News of Bangladesh