DMP announces traffic, car parking plans during Ijtema

Staff Correspondent

14 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a traffic and car parking management plan for Biswa Ijtema.

The second largest congregation of the Muslims after the holy Hajj will be held in two phases -- February 15-16 and February 17-18 -- on bank of the Turag River amid tight security.

Police will take special security measures from the first day of the 54th Biswa Ijtema to ease the traffic system.


Alternative routes suggested


DMP on Wednesday said on its news website that vehicles heading towards Abdullahpur from Ashulia will have to take Mirpur-Beribadh road after taking  the right turn at an intersection near Dhaur bridge.

All inter-district vehicles, including busses, trucks and covered vans of Mohakhali bus terminal for Abdullahpur will ply Bijoy Sarani-Gabtoli road taking the left turn from Mohakhali intersection.

DMP also advised vehicles to use the “Hotel Radisson Gap” or take the u-turn on Kuril Bishwa Road or the flyover to go to Pragati Sarani instead of heading towards Airport Road.

Uttara-bound car, microbus, CNG-run auto rickshaw from Kakoli and Mirpur will be given diversion at Nikunja-1 gate.

Abdullahpur-bound vehicles from Progati Sarani will be given diversion at Kuril flyover loop-2.


Fixed Car Parking Zones


Dhaka division: From Sonargaon Janapath intersection to Diabari canal Chittagong division: Gausulazom Avenue (from east end through west and to Garib Newaz Road of Sector 13 of Uttara)

Sylhet division:  Uttara 15 Khal Par to Diya Bari intersection

Khulna division: Open spaces in Sector 17 and 18 of Uttara (Main road)

Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions: Protyasha Housing

Barishal division: BIWTA landing station near Dhaur bridge crossing

Dhaka metropolitan: Shahjalal Avenue of Uttara, Nikunja-1 and Nikunja-2 and open spaces in these areas


Diversion Points


The vehicles will take a diversion through the roads mentioned here from 4:00am on February 15 to 4:00am on February 18 - Mohakhali Crossing, Hotel Radisson gap, Pragati Sarani, Kuril flyover loop-2, Dhaur bridge, Entrance passage of Sector 18 of Uttara near Beribadh road.

Aircraft crew vehicles, fire service vehicles, law enforcement vehicles and ambulances can use the airport road on the day of the final prayer on February16 and February 18.

From February 15 to 18, all vehicles except those carrying passengers and crew of aircraft, law enforcers and fire fighters and ambulances, to take alternate routes — Mohakhali-Bijoy Sarani-Gabtoli — avoiding Airport Road, the DMP said.