However, the numbers of homegoers this year are much lower than the last year. Officials at the National Telecom Monitoring Centre (NTMC) told Prothom Alo that 11 million (1 crore 10 lakh) mobile phone users left Dhaka by 20 April in 2020 after the government had declared a general holiday from 26 March to prevent coronavirus infection.
It could not be confirmed whether this number is based on unique users or not.
There are no updated statistics on how many people live in Dhaka.
According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) published in 2016, the population in and around the capital Dhaka was about 17 (1 crore 70 lakh) million. A large portion of this population goes to the villages on the holy Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.