A Hatirjheel-like lake will be built at Kalyanpur: Mayor Atiqul

Another eye-catching lake (reservoir) similar to ‘Hatirjheel lake’ will be constructed at Kalyanpur in the capital with walkway and swimming pool facilities to go with it.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam disclosed this while inspecting the land recovery and eviction drive of the asphalt plant adjacent to Gabtali embankment on Monday.

The DNCC mayor said walkway and swimming pool facilities would also be added to the reservoir to be constructed in Kalyanpur.

He said that a well-planned reservoir is very much needed to solve the problem of waterlogging in the city. Although the necessary land has been acquired for this purpose, most of it is in illegal possession, which is very unfortunate.

Mayor Atiqul said 170 acres, out of the 173 acres of land earmarked for the Kalyanpur reservoir and more than half of the 52 acres earmarked for the asphalt plant and other activities, adjacent to the Gabtali embankment, are in the possession of illegal occupants.

The DNCC mayor said that about 20 bighas of land has been recovered without any hindrance in today’s operation and the boundary wall will be given to the rescued land as soon as possible.

He issued a stern warning against the illegal occupants and said that no valid notice will be issued in the name of the illegal occupants from the DNCC, they will be evicted without any notice.

He said Dhaka North City Corporation is working on short, medium and long term plans to reduce water logging and control pollution in the city.

The mayor said the canal rescue and cleaning activities would continue with the help of the people. Demarcation of the two banks of each canal will be done and proper maintenance will be taken.

Chief Engineer of the DNCC Brigadier General Amirul Islam and local Ward councillors were present on the occasion.

Source: United News of Bangladesh