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Dhaka's situation like an ICU patient: Annisul Huq
Observer Online Report
Published :Sunday, 20 September, 2015,  Time : 5:58 PM  View Count : 83
Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq has compared the recent situation of Dhaka with a patient lying in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital.

"The present condition of Dhaka is like an ICU patient. Mayors are the doctors of it who never studied medical science. The patient is dying, and we are only carrying out research. This cann't go on. We've to save the patient," said Huq.

He was speaking at a round table on 'Wayout from Traffic Congestion' at a city hotel on Sunday.

The speakers discuss about short, midterm and longterm solutions of traffic congestion .

The mayor observed that a number of emergency steps should have to be taken to save Dhaka and problems of the capital have to be reduced by 40 to 50 percent.

"Everyone asks to evict  hawkers from footpath. But, it's not an easy task at all as they've invested money in their makeshift shops. Influential people are behind it," he added.

Drawing the Mayor's attention,  Roads and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who was speaking in the programme as chief guest, said, "Adopt small projects first and then implement those. Free footpath from the grabbers. Every body talks good instead of taking action."

Mayor of Dhaka South Sayeed Khokon cited traffic congestion and water logging as two main problems of Dhaka.

"We often discuss about problems. We need to go for action now. Although DMP is responsible to reduce traffic congestion, the city corporations wants to take lead and to play role in removing the problems," he added.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) additional commissioner Golum Faruk said the traffic congestion is not reducing due to unplanned construction of roads, dilapidated condition and closure of roads for development works and movement of vehicles from the opposite direction.

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