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Hearing on writ challenges rickshaw ban today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:31 PM, 18 July 2019   Updated: 04:23 PM, 18 July 2019

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The High Court is set to hold hearing a writ petition challenging Dhaka South City Corporation’s (DSCC) decision to make three streets of the capital off-limits to rickshaws on Thursday. 

The hearing will be held by the High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader. 

On Wednesday, Advocate Aynunnahar Siddiqua filed the petition with the High Court. In the petition, the SC lawyer sought a stay order on the decision to make the streets off-limits to rickshaws and to know which transport the authorities have arranged for people alternative to rickshaws. 

On July 3, a special committee led by DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon decided that three streets would be made off-limits to rickshaws to ease traffic congestion.

The restricted routes are Kuril to Sayedabad via Rampura and Khilgaon; Gabtoli to Azimpur via Asad Gate; and Science Laboratory intersection to Shahbagh intersection.