DMP restricts New Year celebrations in city


No open air cultural programme will be allowed on the 31st December to maintain the law-and-order situation in the city, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam.

The DMP commissioner came up with the information at a press briefing over the New Year celebrations at the conference room of DMP Media and Public Relations division on Monday, reports UNB.

Besides, no-one will be allowed to use road crossings, flyovers, roads, roofs and open spaces for public gatherings or rally for celebrating the New Year in the city.

If anyone wants to organise any indoor programme, he or she has to inform police for ensuring security, he said.

Besides, fireworks and crackers will not be allowed in the city for New Year celebrations, he said.

No vehicle without sticker and identity card will be allowed to enter the Dhaka University area after 6 pm on the day and after a certain period of time. The vehicles carrying residents of Dhaka University areas, including its teachers, students and staff will be allowed to enter the university area through Nilkhet and Shahbagh intersection after showing identity cards.

All kinds of bars in the city will remain shut after 6 pm on 31 December.

No-one will be allowed to enter residential hotels, restaurants, public meeting and celebration places with liscenced firearms from 6 pm on 31 December till 6 am on 1 January, said the DMP commissioner.

He said no-one will be allowed to stay in Hatirjheel area after 8pm on 31st December.