DNCC mayor vows to make Uttara a ‘model town’

Staff Correspondent

20 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam on Wednesday pledged to make Uttara an attractive place with modern facilities within a month as it is a key area of the capital.   

He said, “The DNCC will work closely with Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and locals by forming a committee to make Uttara a model town.”

Atiqul made the pledge at a view exchange programme at Bangladesh Club in the capital’s Uttara for promoting standard of the area’s circular bus service.  

The mayor said, “A team of the city corporation will work with the team of DMP to regulate the rickshaw plying on the main road of Uttara. We have fixed colours of rickshaws for each sector. There will also be special dress for rickshaw pullers at the area.”    

“The circular bus service will resume very soon. We are also trying to provide air-conditioned mini bus service in the sectors where roads are very narrow for plying bus,” said Atiqul 

The city corporation will build up a parking lot for car parking in the area, he said.

In his speech at the event, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said the DMP has been relentlessly working to keep traffic jam under control and the city is now free of major crime for their tireless effort.

“People of all sections, including businessmen, are living in safe environment.  I vowed to make the city streets free of hawkers. We have already made Motijheel and Dhaka College footpaths free of hawkers. Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered us to launch holiday market to allow hawkers considering humanitarian ground,” he said.

Member of Parliament Advocate Sahara Khatun said, “We have to extend our helping hands to the DNCC mayor to make  Uttara a model town.”