Dhaka, July 10 (BAN/ AD): DNCC mayor has said “As we [government] have declared it illegal, these [rickshaw-vans] will not run here.” He said this at a meeting in his office in presence of Gulshan and Uttara police deputy commissioners (DCs), traffic police officials, city corporation councilors for the DNCC, and DNCC city officials. He urged people to accept the temporary sufferings due to the ban, assuring citizens of other transportation alternatives.
Mayor Atiqul said that there is confusion regarding the ban, He reassured that the ban does not apply to the by-lane from Pragati Swarani to Khilgaon, but he made it clear that no unregistered rickshaws or vans would run there.
He further added “We have outlawed three-wheeler rickshaws and vans from only 15km of those roads which is less than 0.70%.”
DNCC will introduce franchise bus services on particular city routes in an effort to address the growing demand for public transport. Mayor also said certain steps have been taken to facilitate three wheeler rickshaw and van operations in the city.
Mayor said it is necessary to remove illegal and makeshift structures from footpaths in order to make them easily accessible to pedestrians.