‘Writing on walls punishable’

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam on Tuesday announced tough action against those who would be found responsible for writing on walls and putting up advertisements on trees in the capital.       

He said, “If any advertisement agency scribbles on walls or advertises by putting banners through hammering nails, it will be fined.” DNCC officials have been instructed in this regard and punishment will be ensured by executive magistrates, he informed.    

The mayor made the announcement at a conference titled ‘Children's Dream City’ at the conference room of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in the capital. Non-government organisation Save the Children, Bangladesh Institute of Planners and C and A Foundation jointly organised the event.

The mayor said, “The trees on which signboards of coaching centres were put through hammering nails were destroyed.”  

Urging students to protest the job, Atiqul said, “Start protest from now on. If you notice any signboard nailed on trees, just take a snap and send to the DNCC. Then, the advertising agency would be fined.”  

The mayor informed children that the construction of 9.38 km cycle-lane at Agargaon Notun Rasta, which would be encircled with trees, is underway.

He said, “Very soon, we are going to launch an app with follow me option where a child can add his five guardians. If any child has a trouble, he can be tracked through the option.”  

DNCC will also add technological facilities in its cleanliness operation, he added.

General Secretary of Bangladesh Institute of Planners Adil Mohammed Khan and architect Iqbal Habib, among others, spoke on the occasion.   In the programme, children from different schools across the city also presented their demands to make the city children friendly.