Footbridge to be built on accident spot, named after Abrar: Mayor

Staff Correspondent

20 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam has assured the agitating students that a footbridge will be constructed on the accident spot within two to three months and be named after victim Abrar.

He came up with the assurance while visiting the spot of the road accident at Nadda in the capital on Tuesday that killed Abrar Ahmed, a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals.

The mayor expressed solidarity with the protesters’ demands for safe road and immediate legal action against the driver of the killer bus.

“The students’ demands for safe roads are completely logical,” Atiq said while talking to the students protesting against the death of Abrar Ahmed.

Under the banner of “Safe Road Movement”, the students were demonstrating to press home their eight-point demand.

The DNCC mayor also said, “I’ve already discussed the issue of scrapping the route permit of Supravat Paribahan. This bus service will no longer be allowed in Dhaka.”

A footbridge will be constructed within two to three months and it will be named after Abrar, Atiq said.

He also assured the students of constructing speed-breakers and footbridges on all busy spots in the capital.