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Restrictions on traffic on Airport Road during Xi`s visit

14 October 2016 bdnews24.com


Traffic on Airport Road will be restricted for 24 hours due to Chinese President Xi Jinping`s Dhaka visit.
The DMP traffic department has said the outgoing west lane of the road from Khilkhet Crossing to Munmun Kabab or Padma Oil Crossing will be totally off limits from 10am on Friday to 10am on Saturday.
The east lane will be open for traffic. Dhaka-bound long-haul buses and trucks will not be allowed on Airport Road. These vehicles have been asked to use Berhibadh Mazar Road or Gabtoli Road from Abdullahpur or Dhaur. A police statement said on Thursday that the restriction on traffic movement was aimed at ensuring flawless security for the 'important guest of the state' and his entourage. Xi, the first Chinese head of state to visit Bangladesh in three decades, is arriving in Dhaka on Friday. His Bangladesh counterpart Md Abdul Hamid will welcome him at Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival at 11:40am. Besides President Hamid, President Xi will also meet Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury during the two-day visit.  He will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday afternoon.
The Chinese president will leave Dhaka for India after paying tributes to the Liberation War martyrs at National Martyrs` Memorial in Savar on Saturdayafternoon.Traffic on Airport Road will be restricted for 24 hours due to Chinese President Xi Jinping`s Dhaka visit. The DMP traffic department has said the outgoing west lane of the road from Khilkhet Crossing to Munmun Kabab or Padma Oil Crossing will be totally off limits from 10am on Friday to 10am on Saturday. The east lane will be open for traffic.
Dhaka-bound long-haul buses and trucks will not be allowed on Airport Road.
These vehicles have been asked to use Berhibadh Mazar Road or Gabtoli Road from Abdullahpur or Dhaur.
A police statement said on Thursday that the restriction on traffic movement was aimed at ensuring flawless security for the 'important guest of the state' and his entourage.
Xi, the first Chinese head of state to visit Bangladesh in three decades, is arriving in Dhaka on Friday.
His Bangladesh counterpart Md Abdul Hamid will welcome him at Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival at 11:40am.
Besides President Hamid, President Xi will also meet Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury during the two-day visit.  He will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday afternoon.
The Chinese president will leave Dhaka for India after paying tributes to the Liberation War martyrs at National Martyrs` Memorial in Savar on Saturday afternoon.

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