Motorcycles banned in Capital from Thursday night...

Dhaka, Thursday   29 October 2020

Motorcycles banned in Capital from Thursday night

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:55 PM, 14 October 2020  

Motorcycles banned in Capital from Thursday night

Motorcycles banned in Capital from Thursday night

Motorcycles have been banned in the capital for three days ahead of by-polls to Dhaka-5 constituency on 17 October. The ban will be effective from Thursday midnight and will continue till Sunday midnight, said an Election Commission press release.

Besides, trucks and pickups will be closed in Dhaka-5 constituency from October 16 midnight to October 17 midnight. The EC has empowered the concerned Deputy Commissioner/other concerned authorities to impose ban on these vehicles.

The press release further said that the ban can be relaxed in the case of rival candidates/their election agents, domestic/foreign observers subject to the permission of the Returning Officer. In addition, local/foreign journalists, election officials, law enforcement officers, legitimate election inspectors and some other urgent tasks such as ambulance, fire service, electricity, gas, postal, telecommunication will out of the ban. Authorities will be able to relax such restrictions on national highways, ports, and other emergency supplies.

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