Three major Dhaka thoroughfares be rickshaw-free from July 7
July 3rd, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Three major Dhaka thoroughfares be rickshaw-free from July 7

Dhaka – Plying of three-wheeler rickshaw will be banned in three major thoroughfares in Dhaka from next week apparently to restore discipline in the congestion-hit capital city.

Sayeed Khokon, mayor of the Dhaka South City Corporation, told reporters on Wednesday that plying of the rickshaws will be stopped on the roads from Kuril to Syadabad via Rampura and Khilgaon, Gabtali to Azimpur via Asad gate and Science Laboratory crossing to Shahbagh.

The decision will be implemented from July 7, he said.

A meeting of the special committee formed earlier to restore discipline in Dhaka streets came up with the decision. The committee, headed by the mayor, earlier said that non-motorised small and unauthorized vehicles will be phased out from the city gradually.

Three-wheeler rickshaws are one of the major reasons for making the Dhaka streets slower

The committee will also clean the pavements and waysides being occupied by the illegal encroachers. A special drive is likely to be conducted for this purpose, the mayor said.

Dhaka City Corporation and the traffic division of the police will jointly work to implement the decision.

The committee in its next meeting, to be held a week later, will review the situation and devise the next course of action, said Khokon adding that Dhaka’s streets would gradually be freed of unauthorized vehicles.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on June 19 formed the special committee to restore discipline in Dhaka’s streets.