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
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)