Atiqul declares 38-point manifesto to build smart city

DHAKA Awami League (AL) mayoral candidate for

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls Atiqul Islam today declared a 38-

point election manifesto in three categories to build a smart, healthy and

dynamic city.

He formally declared the manifesto at a function in a city hotel this


Declaring the three-dimensional manifesto, the AL mayoral candidate said if

elected, a coordinated plan will be implemented to less the traffic jam which

is one of the major problems to the city dwellers.

His manifesto categorized in three dimensions including pledges for

building vibrant Dhaka, healthy Dhaka and dynamic Dhaka.

The electoral pledges included introduction of electric bus service to

prevent air pollution and implementation of yearlong mosquito killing

campaign in the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) method with the

coordination of DNCC, DSCC, WASA, health ministry, adjoining city

corporations and all other concerned institutions.

Atiqul pledged of ensuring sustainable waste management by establishing

Resource Recovery Facilities (RRF) at Aminbazar at the outskirts of the

capital with a view to turning waste into energy to build a healthy city.

He said drainage system will be developed and sensor system will be

installed to track the waterlogged places to lessen the water-logging.

Atiqul's manifesto included introduction of separate lane for bicycle and

building cycle parking places, introduction of Digital Push Button Signal at

zebra crossings for ensuring safe road crossing for commuters, building new

foot over-bridges with escalators at necessary points.

The AL candidate pledged that smart bus-stop and bus truck terminals will

be built in a planned way to ensure smooth road communication, public

transport and establishments will be ensured for the citizens with special

needs, digital e-ticketing services will be provided, app-based time schedule

will be introduced and well-controlled and women friendly public transport

will be ensured for modern transport system.

He promised to enable the citizens in providing online holding tax, getting

birth-death registration and trade license and other civic servicers through

digital system, operate a Digital Command Centre round the clock for ensuring

security, disaster management and smart neighborhood.

The AL mayoral candidate pledged of building cultural and service centers

having help desk, training facilities, start-up co-working space, library and

other facilities for the youths at localities.

Beautiful parks and modern playgrounds having different facilities will be

built on area basis for all, he said.

Dhaka City North unit of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman,

General Secretary SM Mannan Kachi, Jubo League General Secretary Mainul

Hossain Khan Nikhil, Dhaka City North unit of Jubo League General Secretary

Md Ismail Hossain, Jubo Mahila League President Nazma Akhter, BGMEA former

President and business leader Shafiullah Mahiuddin and Nirapad Sarak Chai

Chairman Actor Ilias Kanchan were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)