Trial run of bus route rationalization to start from Dec 1
Published: 09:19 PM, 5 October 2021
DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said the trial run of bus route rationalization with a fleet of 120 new buses will start from December 1.
"The buses will run under 'Dhaka Nagar Paribahan' on around 21 kilometers long route stretching from Ghatarchar in Keraniganj to Kanchpur," he said while talking to newsmen after coming out of 18th meeting of bus route rationalization committee at DSCC Nagar Bhaban this noon.
Taposh, who is also the president of the bus route rationalization committee, said they are about to resolve the bus route rationalizing problem, which was a longstanding and complicated crisis.
"Today I am being able to give you a date. The buses will run between the piloting route of Ghatarchar to Kanchpur under new process and it would be able to give standard services to people," the DSCC Mayor added.
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said they are hoping that Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam would inaugurate the service on December 1.
The DSCC Mayor said no bus bought before January 1, 2019, will be allowed to run on this route, adding, fresh new buses will join the fleet.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said the drivers and helpers of these buses will have separate uniform and more than 40 passenger stoppages and 16 bus bays will be installed on this route.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafikul Islam, BRTA Chairman Nur Mohammad Mazumder, BRTC Chairman Md Tajul Islam and Rajuk chairman ABM Amin Ullah Nuri were present at the meeting, among others.