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DNCC lays foundation of footbridge on Pragati Sarani

Staff Correspondent

21 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

DNCC lays
foundation of
footbridge on 
Pragati Sarani

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam offers prayers on Wednesday after laying foundation stone of a footbridge to be named after Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, a road accident victim, at Nadda in the capital. Bangladesh University of Professionals Vice Chancellor Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari and Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia are also seen. – SUN PHOTO

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a footbridge on Pragati Sarani where a university student was crushed under the wheels of a bus on Tuesday.

As per demand of the agitating students, the overbridge will be named after the road crash victim, Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury.

While laying the foundation stone, the mayor said, “We’re deeply saddened by the death of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury. Accepting the demands of the students, we have taken an initiative to construct the footbridge which will be named after the victim. We hope its work will be completed within three months.”

He said, “For bringing discipline on roads, our prime minister has already given necessary directives. I don’t want that any more student dies this way. I also request the DMP to identify the spots where foot overbridges should be constructed.”

Urging the students to go back to their educational institutions, the mayor said, “I request all of you to go back to your respective educational institutions. I got your demands in written form. We’ll try to implement it soon.”

During the foundation-laying ceremony of the foot overbridge, DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, BUP vice chancellor (VC) Major General Emdad-Ul Bari and others were present.