Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday said they are working to drain water away from roads and streets within three hours of excessive rainfall in the capital.
“We have set a target to drain out water within three hours of excessive rainfall while we will try to clear it within two hours of a downpour and one hour of a moderate rainfall,” Taposh said while addressing a programme at Nagar Bhaban.The programme was organised to distribute allotment papers and keys of apartment to waste management workers of Telegu community living in Sayedabad area in the capital. Taposh said that DSCC has taken a Tk 105-crore project to resolve the water-logging problem by next year.
“Yesterday (Tuesday) there was an excessive rainfall and it caused water-logging in different parts of the capital. But the number of waterlogged areas were fewer than previous years,” he said.
About housing facilities for cleaners, Taposh said, “There are many examples that the housing allotment was given to one person, but it was taken over by another person. From now on, we won’t tolerate it. We will give housing allotment to only those who are working as cleaners under the Corporation.”
Taposh said with the handover of allotment papers and key to the DSCC cleaners, the influence of middleman has come to an end.
“Many cleaners who are working for Dhaka North City Corporation are living in the houses of Dhaka South City Corporation. We will kick them out and they will have to go to North City Corporation. Only our workers can enjoy the facilities,” Taposh said.