Mayor Atiq wants  control over Hatirjheel

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:28, Apr 20,2021 | Updated: 02:26, Apr 20,2021


Dhaka North city mayor Md Atiqul Islam inspects the operation of an automatic drain cleaner in the Hatirjheel area of Dhaka on Monday. — DNCC photo

Dhaka north city mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Monday asked the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha to hand over Hatirjheel water body to the city corporation if Rajuk could not maintain it properly.

After visiting drainage network in the Hatirjheel area, he talked to the reporters and hoped that the area residents would not suffer from waterlogging after the renovation of the drainage network of the area.

Mayor also visited the pumping houses and he directed the officials concern to maintain them properly.

He said that garbage caused waterlogging when the Dhaka WASA maintained the city canals, but DNCC was now maintaining them, also after evicting illegal structures.

He said that if the government hands over all water bodies and Hatirjheel project to the city corporation, the city corporation could maintain them better like canals are now taken care.

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