4 bus terminals to be built around Dhaka
Published: 05:35 PM, 19 January 2021 Updated: 06:54 PM, 19 January 2021
DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam today addressed reporters after a meeting of the Bus Route Rationalization Committee at Buriganga Hall of Nagar Bhaban in Dhaka South City Corporation
Four bus terminals will be constructed around the capital to reduce bus pressure, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said today.
He came up with the comments while briefing reporters after a meeting with Bus Route Rationalization Committee at Buriganga Hall of Nagar Bhaban in South City on Tuesday.
Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said 10 sites were selected for the construction of the inter-district bus terminal. We have visited the sites and identified four places. Birulia and Hemayetpur have been selected for construction of Inter-district bus terminals in North City Corporation while Keraniganj and Baghai have been selected for construction Inter-district bus terminals in Dhaka South City Corporation. This will reduce the pressure of buses from Dhaka city. We will be able to use Sayedabad and Gabtali bus terminals as city terminals. The remaining four inter-district bus terminals will be used for Dhaka-bound vehicles.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam said efforts were being made to restore order on the roads on the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. That is why the two city corporations are working together. We have also talked to the bus owners over the matter. They assured us to cooperate.
He further said that policies will be formulated on the overall issue of rationalization of bus routes. We hope to be able to draft the policy in the next 90 days.