Atiqul rolls out city polls manifesto

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:00, Jan 26, 2020 | Updated : 13:50, Jan 26, 2020

Dhaka North mayor aspirant Atiqul Islam has rolled out his manifesto for the upcoming Dhaka City polls slated for Feb 1.

He unveiled the manifesto with the pledge of a ‘healthy, sustainable and modern Dhaka’ on Sunday (Jan 26).

“My goal is to take forward the work started by late mayor Annisul Huq,” he said before adding that if elected he will ensure that the councillors file a statement of their wealth every year.

He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is a role model in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Atiqul added that he believes sincere, collective efforts from everyone will make Dhaka a healthy, sustainable and modern city.

He said that area-based problems must be identified and then resolved which will aid the development and modernisation of Dhaka. “These area-based changes will bring a collective change to the city.”

Atiqul added that his main goal is to not only make Dhaka livable but also improve the living standards of the citizens.

Atiqul’s manifesto includes, freeing the footpaths for pedestrians and ensuring rehabilitation and job-opportunities for hawkers. Implement a coordinated plan with the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Authority (DTCA), BRTA, DSCC and other organisations. Complete the bus-route rationalization project, Digital Push Button Signal for the zebra crossings in Dhaka North, escalators and foot-over bridges where necessary, digital e-ticketing facilities, women-friendly, app-based public transport, separate lanes and parking for cycles, transport facilities for school, college and university students as well as special needs citizens, smart bus-stops and bus-truck terminals, developing the drainage systems in the areas and underground parking complexes in the busy areas.