Govt okays 64 parking spots in Dhaka: Quader

DHAKA Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul

Quader today said Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) has approved

64 parking spots, proposed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), in the city

aiming to improve car parking facility.

Besides, Dhaka city corporations are asked to construct bus bay along

city roads and set up city forest at a smaller scale in city's convenient

areas by evicting illegal establishments, he told reporters after the 13th

board meeting of DTCA at Nagar Bhaban here.

The road transport minister said the meeting decided to continue works of

shifting all the city's inter-district bus terminals outside Dhaka with a

view to easing its traffic congestion.

City passenger transportation system will be coordinated with the proposed

modern bus terminals, he added.

Noting that the government has decided to formulate a massive

transportation plan for the commercially important Narayanganj City

Corporation, Quader said a feasibility study is being carried out in this

regard.

He said an initiative has been taken to construct the 40-kilometre

Baliarpur- Fatullah- Langalbandh highway via Nimtoli-Keraniganj, following

the long-term transportation plan taken for Dhaka and its outskirt areas.

Quader said the meeting also decided to constitute an experts' panel

aiming to implement the activities and programmes of DTCA successfully.

Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon, Dhaka North City

Corporation mayor Atiqul Huque, Narayanganj city mayor Selina Hayat Ivy,

Narayanganj-2 lawmaker Nazrul Islam Babu, Gazipur mayor Md Jahangir Alam,

Roads Transport and Highway Division secretary Md Nazrul Islam and Railways

secretary Md Mofazzel Hossain, among others, were present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)