Capital to see 4500 new buses: Mayor Annisul

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DHAKA, July 24, 2017 (BSS) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq today said the government has adopted a plan to introduce 4,500 new buses in the capital to ease the existing transport sufferings of the city dwellers.

“Government is going to replace aged and unfit fleet of buses from the city road with these new ones. It is also mulling the idea of deploying air-conditioned buses for women. Sufferings of women, school going children and office goers will be reduced significantly once these new buses come to the streets,” the DNCC mayor said.

Annisul came up with observations while addressing a special general meeting of Dhaka Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity at DNCC Market in capital’s Mohakhali area.

Presided over by Khandaker Enayetullah, general secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity, the meeting was attended by leaders of different transport owners association.

“It is high time to introduce new policy to bring a change to existing transport system, but it is very hard thing to do. We are going to introduce it slowly. After implementing this policy, buses with different colors will run on the separate lane. White color buses will run on one lane, red color ones will run on another, green on the other,” Annisul said.

The DNCC mayor said after introducing this system, there will be no chaos in getting down or in on the buses.

“The buses will take in passengers orderly and will take them to their desired destinations. Apart from introducing this system, five new bus terminals will be built in the capital,” he added.

The mayor said to make Dhaka a livable city, first the government has to bring back discipline in transport system.

“Under new management, there will be not these many transport companies like now. Number of transport companies in Dhaka will be brought down to five to six,” he said, adding, “the city dwellers are not at all happy with the existing transport system.”