Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has directed the authorities concerned to sketch a master plan involving experts in order to reduce traffic congestion of the capital Dhaka.
The court also asked the authorities to submit the master plan before it within three months.
An HC bench led by Justice Tarik ul Hakim passed the order on Sunday after hearing a public interest litigation filed by Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Ishrat Hasan on May 15.
Advocate Ishrat Hasan submitted the petition as a public-interest litigation to the HC also praying to this court to pass order on the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to remove the traffic jam in the capital city.
In the petition, the lawyer requested the HC to issue a rule asking the authorities to explain why their failure to eliminate the traffic jam in Dhaka should not be declared illegal.
Advocate Ishrat told risingbd that 50 lakh workhours’ time is reportedly wasted in Dhaka everyday due to severe traffic jam and therefore, huge amount of money meant for around TK 37,000 crore is lost.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 21, 2019/Mahidi/AI