No traders will be allowed to do business on roads: DMP


City Desk :

The traffic division has taken strict measures against business on the roads, as it will not allow traders to engage in business activities on the road during the holy month of Ramadan in the city.

“Although offices close at 3:30 pm on the occasion of Ramadan, it is seen that from 5:30 pm to Iftar time, most of the vehicles leave for their destinations in a hurry,” said Additional Police Commissioner (Traffic Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Munibur Rahman, reports BSS.

Addressing a press conference on ‘traffic management and guidance in the holy month of Ramadan’ at DMP Media Center, he said most of the vehicles try to go to their destinations in a hurry, but it creates unnecessary traffic congestion at various important intersections.


“In the existing reality of the metropolis, if a signal is activated for a one-lane vehicle at a three-lane intersection, the other lanes have to be temporarily closed, so traffic division faces over-vehicle pressure,” he mentioned.

Munibur said it is also a challenge to control line management before iftar, as most people move to their residences before iftar. Therefore, he urged the city dwellers to start their journey towards home as soon as the offices are closed.

The Additional Commissioner highlighted various steps taken during the first 10 days of Ramadan to maintain traffic management smoothly.

He also sought cooperation for keeping roads clear, as many cars were seen parking, which is enough to narrow down roads and create obstruction to the movement of vehicles.