Starting from 12:01 a.m. on Feb 1, vehicular movement will be restricted till 6 p.m. that day on the occasion of Dhaka City Corporation elections.
The government has issued an 18-hour restriction on plying of all kind of vehicular movement from Jan 31 midnight to 6 p.m. on Feb 1 marking the Dhaka South and North City Corporations’ elections.
Autorickshaws, taxi cabs, microbuses, SUVs, pickup trucks, cars, buses, trucks and other motor-run vehicles will be restricted as per the directive.
The government also imposed restriction on the movement of motorcycles from midnight of Jan 30 to 6 a.m. on Feb 2.
Candidates, their agents, local and foreign election observers with approvals from the returning officers will not come under the purview of the ban.
Ambulances, vehicles of election officials, law enforcement agencies, fire service, electricity, gas and telecom service providers will also be allowed on the road.