Dhaka braces for traffic snarl-up | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 20, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 AM, October 20, 2016

AL Council on Saturday, Sunday

Dhaka braces for traffic snarl-up

On the occasion of the upcoming triennial council of the ruling Awami League on Saturday and Sunday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will divert and restrict traffic movement on different roads of the capital.

Until 8:00am, vehicles will be allowed to go to Shahbagh and Dhaka University (DU) campus through the VIP road from Bijoy Sharani. Afterwards, the road will be restricted until the prime minister reaches Suhrawardy Udyan, where the council will be held.

Vehicles coming from Uttara will not be allowed on Mohakhali flyover and have to go to DU campus through Mohakhali Bus Terminal, Moghbazar, Kakrail and Zero Point, informed DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah while briefing journalists about the traffic plan yesterday after visiting the venue.

About two hours before the prime minister leaves the event, the road from Matsya Bhaban-Kakrail church to Bijoy Sharani will be restricted. Vehicles will be allowed to go to Mohakhali from Kakrail church through Moghbazar during this time.


No vehicles will be allowed to approach Manik Miah Avenue, Farmgate, Russel Square and Panthapath. Those heading to the DU campus will have to approach through New Market, Nilkhet, Science Laboratory, Azimpur, Palashi and Jagannath Hall intersection.

Approaching Shahbagh from Kataban will be restricted.

The streets from Doyel Chattar to TSC and Shahbagh to Matsya Bhaban will be restricted while traffic will only be allowed to go from the High Court to Doyel Chattar.

The street in front of the foreign ministry will be restricted on both sides.

No vehicle approaching from Carpet Goli, Shilpakala Academy, Minto Road crossing and Officers' Club intersection will be allowed on the VIP roads.


“Entry into the park has already been restricted for general visitors, beggars, and hawkers for security reasons,” said the commissioner. He said the law enforcement agencies will take over the park from Friday.

Law enforcers along with the volunteers of Awami League and its affiliates will cover the city with a security net, he said.

DU campus, Suhrawardy Udyan, Matsya Bhaban, Shahbagh and Doyel Chattar will be under CCTV cameras, he said, adding, all seven entrances will be under archway where people will be frisked.

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