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DMP: No New Year celebration allowed outdoors or on rooftops

  • Published at 02:01 pm December 30th, 2019
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Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam addresses a press conference in the DMP Media and Public Relation Division conference room on Monday, December 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

People are also requested to refrain from celebrating the New Year's Eve with fireworks

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has banned all kinds of New Year’s Eve celebrations in public places such as roads, flyovers, and on building rooftops to maintain the law and order situation in the capital.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam read out the directives at a press conference in the DMP Media and Public Relations Division conference room at11:30am on Monday.

People have been requested to refrain from celebrating the New Year's Eve with fireworks.

Starting Tuesday 6pm, no outsiders or vehicles will be allowed to enter the Dhaka University campus. Resident teachers, students, and staff are requested to enter the university area at the Nilkhet and Shahbagh crossing after showing valid identity cards.

Residents of Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara are requested to use Kamal Ataturk Avenue (Kakoli) and the Amtoli crossing (Mohakhali) to enter these areas as other roads will remain closed.

Police also said no one will be allowed to stay in the Hatirjheel area after 8pm.

All bars in Dhaka metropolis will remain closed from 6pm on New Year's Eve until January 1.

City dwellers have been asked not to carry any licensed firearms in various residential hotels, restaurants, public gatherings and festivals of Dhaka city from 6pm on Tuesday to 6am on Wednesday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police will take legal action against those who fail to comply with these directives.

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