The movement pass app launched by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to facilitate emergency travel during the 8-day strict lockdown has received almost 160 million knocks/hits within just 46 hours.
Police have already issued around 316,801 passes so far.Sources at the Police Headquarters have confirmed the matter to UNB.
A review of the database obtained from the website shows that around 159,922,065 applications for the movement pass were submitted between 11am on Tuesday to 9am on Thursday. This means that the website is receiving around 57,942 knocks per minute.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed haw launched the movement pass app on Tuesday.
An individual can apply for the movement pass by providing his name, phone number, date of birth, destination details, valid identification (NID, passport, driving licence), and the reason for going outside.
However, journalists and emergency service providers do not need the movement pass.
Our staff correspondent reports: A total of 18 professionals, including doctors, medical staffs and journalists, do not need to have any movement pass for going to and from offices during the ongoing lockdown.The office-goers have to show their office ID cards at check-posts.
The professionals are doctors, nurses, medical staffs, persons involved with Covid-19 vaccines, bank officials, supporting staffs of banks, journalists, photojournalists, staffs of telephone and internet, private security guards, officials of security services, employees of industries and garments factories, government officials, members of law enforcement agencies, firefighters, postal staffs, employees of power, water and gas supply authorities and employees of ports.