Maximum five persons under a single banner, two at a time to pay tribute this year
A route map for going to the Central Shaheed Minar on February 21 to pay respect to language martyrs has been finalized by Dhaka University's Central Coordination Committee.
The new route map will be effective from 8pm on February 20 (Saturday), DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman said in a press conference on Thursday.
February 21 route map
According to the map, people can enter the university area using the Azimpur graveyard road and the old High Court road, Doyel Crossing, Bangla Academy, TSC crossing, the road beside the VC’s residence, New Market crossing, and the north gate of the graveyard.
Those who want to directly go to the Shaheed Minar without attending prayer at the graveyard of the martyrs will have to use the road on the left of Nilkhet Police outpost (west of Sergeant Zahurul Huq Hall) after crossing the VC's residence.
The Shaheed Minar can also be reached through the road of Home Economics College and Eden College via Azimpur and Palashi crossings.
From Chankharpool, people can go through Bakshibazar crossing, Palashi crossing and the road in front of Sir Salimullah Muslim Hall and Jagannath Hall.
The road on the east side of Jagannath Hall from TSC will remain completely closed.
The road from VC's residence to Fuller Road crossing and from Chankharpul to Curzon Hall will also remain closed.
After placing wreaths at the Shaheed Minar, people can exit through the road in front of the university playground, Doyel Chattar and Chankharpool.
DU VC Professor Akhtaruzzaman said: "To reduce health risks there will be mark after every three-foot on the street. Hand sanitiser will be available at every point."
"A maximum of five persons under one banner will be allowed to lay wreaths at the Shaheed Minar while two persons will be allowed at a time to avoid public gathering. Everyone has to follow health rules, maintain social distance and wear masks," he added.