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08:21 PM, August 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:23 PM, August 13, 2020

National Mourning Day: DMP issues traffic guidelines for Aug 15

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today issued guidelines for vehicular movement in the capital ahead of the National Mourning Day to be observed on August 15.

The nation will observe the day on Saturday to mark the 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

President, prime minister, ministers and people from all walks of life will pay homage to Bangabandhu by placing floral wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi Road No 32 on the day.

On the occasion, vehicular movements will be restricted on roads around the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum from early morning on Saturday, said a DMP press release today.

According to the DMP guidelines, Russell Square-Azimpur bound passenger vehicles coming from Gabtoli via Mirpur Road will reach the destinations through east-end of Dhanmondi-27 via Shankar-Jigatola-Science Lab.

Russell Square-bound passenger vehicles coming from New Market and Science Lab will go through Dhanmondi Road No 2 via Jigatola-Shankar while Russell Square bound passenger vehicles coming from Rainbow FDC will be diverted to the Sonargaon crossing via Banglamotor- Shahbagh.

Invited guests and general people coming to pay respect at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum via Manik Mia Avenue-Dhanmondi 27 will go through the road next to Metro Shopping Mall and make a left turn in front of Ahsania Mission to reach Dhanmondi 32.

Vehicles carrying the national flag, and other vehicles belonging to PGR, SSF, Fire Services, the armed forces and police chiefs and ranks with senior secretaries and secretaries will be parked on north and west sides of Road No 11 on the north side of Dhanmondi Road No 32 bridge.

Besides, vehicles of political leaders, including MPs, will be parked on the east and west sides of the road on the south side of the Dhanmondi Road No 32 bridge while vehicles of law enforcement agencies will be parked on north road of Ahsania Mission.

The DMP sought all out cooperation to maintain discipline in movement and avoid traffic jam during the National Mourning Day programmes.

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