The local branches of scheduled banks will remain closed on October 17 (Saturday) in areas under Naogaon- 6 and Dhaka -5 parliamentary seats which will go to by-polls.
The Dhaka-5 area covers the Word No-48-50 and 60-70 under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DNCC).
The decision was taken in compliance with the demand of the Election Commission, said a Bangladesh Bank circular.
It mentioned that the Ministry of Public Administration has declared a general holiday in the areas for the by-polls while it is also a weekly holiday.
“Local officials of any bank won’t be allowed to keep those open in the areas on the day, not even under any special arrangement,” the central bank said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh