If you are headed to Dhaka in the coming days, please allow extra time for journeys and tasks, as millions of Muslims will be converging in the region for Bishwa Ijtema. Congestion and delays are likely.
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
Bishwa Ijtema, the world’s second largest congregation of Muslims, will be held in two phases from 12 to 14 January and 19 to 21 January 2018 beside the Turag River in Tongi (about 3km north of Dhaka). Temporary disruption to daily life in and around Dhaka may occur. If you’re travelling through Dhaka International airport during this time, you should allow extra time for your journey due to heavy traffic and extra security measures.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/10siK9P
- gulfnews.com: Millions converge in Dhaka for ‘Bishwa Ijtema’
- bdnews24.com: Prayers in Bangla wrap up first phase of Bishwa Ijtema
- The Daily Star: Biswa Ijtema: DMP announces road, parking plans
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