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DNCC mayor orders to stop work of BRT project

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 16th August, 2022 12:07:24 PM
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Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam has said that the construction works of the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)-3 Elevated Expressway will remain suspended until all necessary safety measures are ensured.

He gave this order while visiting the accident site on Jasimuddin Road in Uttara of the capital on Tuesday morning.

Mentioning that the safety of the citizens must be ensured first, he said the development works cannot be allowed to continue like this.

He also said that DNCC has asked all project directors (PD), including BRT and Metro Rail, to join a meeting with on Thursday.

"Development works can resume only after proper safety and security are ensured," the mayor added.

On Monday, five passengers, including two children, of a car were crushed to death and two others were injured after a box girder of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell on a car, due to not ensuring safety measures and traffic management during the work on one of Dhaka's busiest highways.