The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has come
with instruction that they will not allow any public gathering near roads,
flyovers, open spaces or even rooftops on the night of December 31 in order
to heighten security centering the New Year celebrations.
As part of government security measures, the DMP on Monday issued a number
of instructions as well as traffic diversions for December 31 in the city.
Addressing a press briefing, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said no
fireworks or parties will be allowed under the open sky on December 31 night
on the occasion of the New Year 2020 celebration.
The DMP has taken stringent security measures in the city aimed at
avoiding untoward situation on the eve of the New Year 2020 and stern action
will be taken if anyone tries to create anarchy centering the December 31
night, the DMP Chief said.
Shafiqul Islam said no outsiders and motor vehicles without stickers will
be allowed on Dhaka University campus from 6pm tomorrow, adding, Motor
vehicles of teachers, officers and employees with stickers will be allowed to
move through Nilkhet and Shahbagh intersection after 6 pm.
The DMP chief said all bars will remain closed at night from December 30 to
January 1 till 6 pm, he said, adding, Law enforcement agencies have taken
stringent security measures for peaceful celebration of New Year.
He added that none will be allowed to stay in the Hatirjheel area after 8pm
on December 31.
Visitors or residents bound for Gulshan and Banani areas can use Kakoli and
Amtoli intersections; while after a specific time, they will need to show
their identification while passing through those intersections, Shafiqul
Besides, the DMP asked people, who are not residents of Gulshan, Banani,
Baridhara and Dhaka University areas, to avoid visiting the areas.
The DMP Commissioner urged all residents of Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara
areas to return to their respective areas by 8 pm on December 31.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)