Staff Correspondent: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Saturday said that all roads of the extended Dhaka will be brought under the ambit of Central Ductile System.
The mayor said this while speaking at a dialogue on habitability of Dhaka city, arranged by Urban Development Journalists Forum (UDJF) at Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
“I dislike mosquito and traffic congestion very much for which Allah has made me mayor what I think. I am working relentlessly to solve these existing problems. Since footpaths are occupied illegally, people are forced to walk on the roads. If we keep the footpaths clear, then the traffic jams will be reduced,” Atiqul said.
He acknowledged the challenges, including road and food safety, ensuring adequate water supply, freeing wetlands and more, for saving the capital.
“We need to work with responsibility to face these challenges,” he said, mentioning that good governance is also a major factor.
He said that illegally occupied canals in the city must be freed to save Dhaka.
risingbd/Dhaka/May 25, 2019/Asad/AI