Atiqul declares 38-point manifesto to build smart city


26th January, 2020 08:34:03 printer

Atiqul declares 38-point manifesto to build smart city

Awami League (AL) mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls Atiqul Islam today declared a 38- point election manifesto in three categories to build a smart, healthy and dynamic city.

He formally declared the manifesto at a function in a city hotel this afternoon.

Declaring the three-dimensional manifesto, the AL mayoral candidate said if elected, a coordinated plan will be implemented to less the traffic jam which is one of the major problems to the city dwellers.

His manifesto categorized in three dimensions including pledges for building vibrant Dhaka, healthy Dhaka and dynamic Dhaka.

The electoral pledges included introduction of electric bus service to prevent air pollution and implementation of yearlong mosquito killing campaign in the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) method with the coordination of DNCC, DSCC, WASA, health ministry, adjoining city corporations and all other concerned institutions.

Atiqul pledged of ensuring sustainable waste management by establishing Resource Recovery Facilities (RRF) at Aminbazar at the outskirts of the capital with a view to turning waste into energy to build a healthy city.

He said drainage system will be developed and sensor system will be installed to track the waterlogged places to lessen the water-logging.

Atiqul’s manifesto included introduction of separate lane for bicycle and building cycle parking places, introduction of Digital Push Button Signal at zebra crossings for ensuring safe road crossing for commuters, building new foot over-bridges with escalators at necessary points.

The AL candidate pledged that smart bus-stop and bus truck terminals will be built in a planned way to ensure smooth road communication, public transport and establishments will be ensured for the citizens with special needs, digital e-ticketing services will be provided, app-based time schedule will be introduced and well-controlled and women friendly public transport will be ensured for modern transport system.

He promised to enable the citizens in providing online holding tax, getting birth-death registration and trade license and other civic servicers through digital system, operate a Digital Command Centre round the clock for ensuring security, disaster management and smart neighborhood.

The AL mayoral candidate pledged of building cultural and service centers having help desk, training facilities, start-up co-working space, library and other facilities for the youths at localities.

Beautiful parks and modern playgrounds having different facilities will be built on area basis for all, he said.

Dhaka City North unit of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, General Secretary SM Mannan Kachi, Jubo League General Secretary Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, Dhaka City North unit of Jubo League General Secretary Md Ismail Hossain, Jubo Mahila League President Nazma Akhter, BGMEA former President and business leader Shafiullah Mahiuddin and Nirapad Sarak Chai Chairman Actor Ilias Kanchan were present on the occasion.