The Election Commission has decided to declare a general holiday on January 7, the day of the 12th National Assembly election. At the same time, the election commission said that the movement of motorcycles will be stopped from midnight on January 5 to 12 midnight on January 8. Apart from this, taxicabs, pickup vans, microbuses, trucks, launches, engine-driven boats will not run from midnight on January 6 to 12 midnight on January 7.
This information was given in separate instructions sent from the Election Commission Secretariat to the Ministry of Public Administration, the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges and the Ministry of Shipping.
The letter signed by Md. Atiyar Rahman, Deputy Secretary of Election Management-2 Division, says, ‘Voting will be held on January 7 as per the 12th National Assembly election schedule. It has been decided to ban the movement of taxi cabs, pick ups, microbuses, trucks from the midnight before the day of polling i.e. 12 midnight on 6th January to 12 midnight on 7th January. In addition, a ban has been imposed on launching, speed boats, and any type of engine-driven watercraft on and before polling day. Along with this, there will be a ban on motorcycle movement from 12 midnight on January 5 to midnight on January 8.
But in some cases this ban has been relaxed. For example: law enforcement, armed forces, administration and authorized observers, emergency service vehicles and all types of vehicles carrying medicines, health-medical and similar products and newspapers will be out of the ban.
Vehicles used for going to the airport for relatives, returning passengers or relatives from the airport to their residences or relatives’ residences (showing tickets or similar proof) and any vehicles carrying long-haul passengers or traveling locally as long-haul passengers are subject to restrictions. not
One for contesting candidate, one vehicle (small vehicle like jeep, car, microbus etc.) for election agent of contesting candidate (subject to proper appointment/identity card) subject to approval of Returning Officer and display of sticker on the vehicle.
Also, journalists, observers or motorcycles used for any emergency will be allowed to travel subject to the approval of the Returning Officer. Subject to the approval of the Election Commission, motor cycles will be allowed for the officers/employees engaged in election work or any other person.
The restriction is relaxable in case of contesting candidates/their election agents, domestic/foreign observers (must have identity card) subject to the permission of the Returning Officer. Also, domestic/foreign journalists engaged in election news gathering (must have identity card), election officials, law enforcement officers, valid election inspectors and some emergency services such as ambulance, fire service, electricity, gas, postal. , the said prohibition shall not apply in the case of the said navigation for use in telecommunication etc. activities. Moreover, the relevant authorities can take necessary effective measures regarding relaxation of such restrictions for other urgent needs including port and supply of essential goods by major waterways. Also, this ban will not be applicable to all sea transport and long distance sea transport as the only means of movement of voters and public.
Direct request to empower the concerned District Magistrate or Metropolitan Police Commissioner/other authorities as the case may be to take necessary effective measures regarding relaxation of restrictions on national highways, inter-district or inter-city roads, inter-district or inter-metropolitan roads, connecting roads of highways and major main roads or all such roads. done
The directive is requested to empower the concerned District Magistrate or Metropolitan Police Commissioner/other authorities as the case may be to impose restrictions or relax restrictions on certain other vessels in view of local needs and realities.