Government Policy

Govt plans population density survey to make Dhaka liveable

In today’s world, understanding population density is the most important aspect of urban planning. And to make Dhaka livable, a plan is being formulated to determine its population density, Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam has announced.

“A 20-year detailed area plan (DAP) is being chalked out by the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk). DAP will enable us to determine the density of the city’s population after considering its dimension, roads and other civic amenities scientifically,” the Minister told UNB.

According to Md Tazul, it is possible to make Dhaka livable after increasing the number of highrises. But for that, the authorities need to focus on population density in the capital.

“Dhaka city has been raised in an unplanned way and there is no road infrastructure as required. And it will be impossible to provide road infrastructure facilities after increasing the height of buildings. Rather it will invite traffic jams. That’s why we should have a proper plan beforehand,” he said.

“We want to make Dhaka an enjoyable city and that’s why we should focus on removing all barriers. Apart from it, we should take steps to improve the drainage system and keep the water bodies clean and free from illegal occupiers,” the Minister added.

According to Md Tazul, it is possible to make Dhaka livable after increasing the number of highrises. But for that, the authorities need to focus on population density in the capital.

“Dhaka city has been raised in an unplanned way and there is no road infrastructure as required. And it will be impossible to provide road infrastructure facilities after increasing the height of buildings. Rather it will invite traffic jams. That’s why we should have a proper plan beforehand,” he said.

“We want to make Dhaka an enjoyable city and that’s why we should focus on removing all barriers. Apart from it, we should take steps to improve the drainage system and keep the water bodies clean and free from illegal occupiers,” the Minister added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh