The government has announced that movement of vehicles carrying goods will remain suspended for nine days before and after Eid-ul-Azha but public transport will be available during this period.
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury made the announcement after a meeting on ensuring safe journey of home-bound people at the Secretariat.
At the beginning of the meeting, Khalid said that public transport will remain shut down. But after the meeting, he changed his statement.
Only goods-laden vehicles will be shut for nine days, he added.
Vehicles carrying sacrificial animals and daily necessities will remain out of restrictions, said the state minister.
While responding to reporters, he said that initially it was proposed to shut the public transport in the meeting but later the authorities decided to restrict the goods carriers only.
The state minister said the launch and ferry services would remain as normal in compliance with the health rules. There will be no compromise in hygiene issues.