Taposh pledges traffic mobility, revival of Panchayet system

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:11, Jan 30,2020


The Awami League mayoral candidate of the Dhaka south city election, Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, announces his election manifesto at the party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday. — New Age photo

Dhaka South City Corporation mayor candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh of the ruling Awami League on Wednesday announced his election manifesto, pledging a world class city with increased traffic mobility.

He pledged to revive the old Panchyet system and to reclaim its century-old heritage by safeguarding the historical buildings and establishing a special site on the premises of the old Dhaka Central Jail.

At the central office of the party on Bangabandhu Avenue, he announced his manifesto, which also included a five-point work plan to realise his pledges.

He also promised a 30-year-long master plan for the development of the city.

He said that he would hold weekly meetings with the city dwellers to listen to their demands and would fulfil their basic needs within 90 days of taking oath as the mayor.

He also pledged to establish separate streets for fast-moving vehicles and slow-moving vehicles and pavements for passers-by to reduce traffic mishaps and to increase mobility.

He said that he would revive the old Panchyet system and would keep the Nagar Bhaban open on all days throughout the year to ensure good governance.

He promised to eradicate drugs on the streets and not to increase holding taxes.

He pledged a 24/7 helpline, supply of safe drinking water and sufficient measures for eradicating mosquitos and tackling dengue fever.

Pledging digitalisation of utility services, he said that people would be able to apply for trade licenses and birth certificates and to pay corporation taxes online.

The chemical factories and go dawns would be removed from old Dhaka, he said.

The ruling party advisory council member Amir Hossain Amu MP, Muzaffar Hossain Poltu, party central leaders Qamrul Islam MP, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Afzal Husain, Sujit Roy Nandi, Apu Ukil, Dhaka City South Awami League’s president Abu Ahmad Mannafi, its general secretary Humayun Kabir, Sheikh Fazle Noor Parash and others attended the programme.

The Dhaka city mayoral elections would be held on February 1. Sixteen mayoral candidates are contesting in the Dhaka south city.

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