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DMP taking ‘effective’ measures to ease traffic jam during Ramadan

DHAKA, May 25, 2017 (BSS) - Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is taking some 'effective' measures, including proper intersection management, drives against unfit vehicles and illegal shops on footpaths and stopping illegal parking on roads to free the city from traffic jam during the holy month of Ramadan.

"We will give our maximum efforts to keep the traffic movement normal during the holy month of Ramadan in the capital," DMP Joint Commissioner (traffic) Mofiz Uddin Ahmed told BSS today.

The DMP is planning for better management of intersections, entry and exit points of the city alongside with conducting drive against unfit vehicles, illegal occupation of footpaths and illegal parking on roads to ease the traffic congestion in the city, he said.

"It is impossible for the traffic police to resolve the problem alone. The help of city dwellers is a must to fight the menace effectively," he said, adding, "Leaves of the traffic police personnel have already been deducted and they have been asked to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and professionalism."

Four traffic divisions of the DMP are now holding meetings with different stakeholders including businessmen, transport owners and workers to find an effective way out to fight the traffic jam effectively.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)