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No motorcycle to ply from Tuesday night 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:20 PM, 25 February 2019  

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Authorities have imposed a ban on the motorcycle in the areas under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for three days - from Tuesday midnight to Friday midnight for the DNCC by-elections for the mayoral post. 

A notification signed by the EC's Deputy Secretary Atiur Rahman was issued in this regard.

Apart from this, the authorities concerned also banned the plying of all motor vehicles in the areas from February 27 midnight to February 28 midnight. 

The ban will be applicable on motor-run three-wheelers, auto-rickshaws, bike, taxi cab, microbus, jeep, pickup, car, bus, truck, tempo, and easy bike and locally made different types of vehicles driven by motor. 

By-polls to DNCC mayoral post will be held on February 28. Election to councillor posts in the 36 new wards - 18 under the DNCC and 18 under the Dhaka South City Corporation - will also be held on the day. 

The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant following the death of Annisul Huq on November 30, 2017. He was elected mayor on April 28, 2015.

On January 9 last year, the EC had declared the schedule of the DNCC by-polls and election in the new wards, setting February 26 for the voting day.

However, the polls were not held as the HC stayed the election schedule for six months. The court order came following filing of three writ petitions that challenged the legality of the schedule.