Election Commission today okayed the plying of motorcycles by journalists on election day December 30, provided that they display the approval sticker of the commission.
Asadul Haq, deputy director (public relations) of the commission, told The Daily Star that the previous ban is not valid for motorcycles with stickers provided by the EC.
The move comes a day after the Editors’ Council wrote to the commission to ensure mobility of journalists for election observation and media coverage.
However, the vehicles used to distribute newspapers do not need approval stickers for plying on the election day, the EC official said. Other vehicles with EC stickers can also ply that day.