Ruling Awami League’s candidate in Dhaka North City’s mayoral polls Atiqul Islam said Tuesday that he would work to develop Dhaka North City as a healthy, vibrant and modern metropolis.
He made the pledge while unveiling his election manifesto from a news conference at a posh hotel.
A businessman by profession, Atiq said that he would work with the city dwellers to bring back pollution free air in North Dhaka City.
He also said that he would work to make Dhaka North a green city by planting forests in open spaces and promoting rooftop gardens.
He also pledged develop Dhaka North City as a healthy metropolis with sustainable waste management, modern public toilets, mosquito menace control, recovering water bodies, modern playing grounds and parks, youth clubs and farmers’ markets to make adulteration free vegetables available to consumers.
He also said that the vibrant Dhaka North City would work to digitize its public transportation system using mobile app based ‘e-ticketing’ service, digitize traffic control system, pedestrian friendly bus and truck terminals, introduce separate lanes for bicycles and motorcycles where possible, the needed over and under passes and zebra crossing, multi-storied car parking and modern drainage management.
Atiq, a former Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president said that to modernize Dhaka North City he would install eco-friendly street lights, digitize Dhaka North City Corporation’s services, form a special committee against corruption, DNCC Amenity Centre for cultural activities and housing for low income people.
He also pledged to work to complete the unfinished projects of the late mayor Annisul Haq.
On February 28, Dhaka North City would go to by-polls to elect a new mayor.
The by-polls became necessary in the wake of death of mayor Annisul Haq.
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