The ban will be in effect for 24 hours starting from 12am midnight, December 29
Movement of all motor vehicles across Bangladesh on Election Day, slated for December 30, has been barred.
The ban will be in effect for 24 hours starting from 12am midnight, December 29, according to a notification issued by the Road Transport and Highways Division.
The 10 vehicle types banned in electoral areas are: two-stroke auto-rickshaws, four-stroke auto-rickshaws, easy-bikes, taxicabs, microbuses, sports utility vehicles or SUVs, small trucks, sedans, buses, trucks, and all other locally operated motor run vehicles.
Also, motorcycles cannot operate across Bangladesh from 12am midnight of December 28 to midnight January 1.
The ban will however be flexible for candidate or their agents, and for election observers (with accredited identity cards) if they have permission from returning officers, reads the notification.
The ban will also not be in effect for journalists (with accredited identity cards), officials assigned to election duty, members of law enforcement agencies, approved visitors, and some emergency services like ambulances, the fire service, electricity and gas services, and post and telecommunication services.
The concerned authorities can also relax the ban on national highways, port and emergency commodity transportation, or any other emergency needs.
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