Senior Correspondent: Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) has undertaken a set of programmes to remove the menace of traffic jam from the streets of Dhaka.
At the same time, strict steps are being taken to control the movement of illegal vehicles running on the streets of Dhaka within next two months.
The decisions were taken at the board meeting of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) at Nagar Bhaban on Wednesday.
During the meeting, a committee has been formed to bring the small-size illegal vehicles operating in the capital under control. The committee will work on controlling the movement of rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and vehicles entering Dhaka illegally from adjacent districts.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon will perform his duty as the chief coordinator of the committee.
After the meeting, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the committee was given two months’ time to resolve the problem saying, "The committee will detect the small vehicles which run on the streets illegally and stop their activities."
The minister also said the committee will conduct campaigns to recover the illegally occupied footpaths across Dhaka.
He assured that the practice of illegal parking will be stopped across the city.
The minister urged all concerned to play an effective role in removing traffic congestion from the streets of Dhaka.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 19, 2019/Reza/AI