Truck and Covered Van Drivers’ Union president urges the government to build a multistory parking building in Satrasta area
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Panel Mayor Md Jamal Mostafa inspected the Satrasta area of Dhaka Sunday before the Teganga truck stand area will be cleared from occupation.
“On Monday (today), the roads in the Teganga truck stand area will be free from occupation,” promised the DNCC panel mayor.
Before he arrived at the truck stand, trucks illegally parked there were promptly relocated by their respective drivers.
Speaking to reporters, the panel mayor said: “I have held discussions with truck owners, and they have agreed to take the initiative to park their vehicles in designated parking zones.
“We will provide them with all the support they need in this regard. Stern action will be taken against those who park their trucks and vehicles illegally.”
Truck and Covered Van Drivers’ Union President Talukder Mohammad Monir told the Dhaka Tribune: “We will take necessary measures to ensure that drivers park legally.
“I urge the government to build a multistory parking building on the 19-acre vacant land in Satrastaarea.”
“We will not let the late Mayor Annisul Huq’s dream to clear this road go in vain,” he said.
Talukder said the reason why the trucks were once again parked on the side of the road was because of Eid and a lack of parking area. “Some truck drivers are unaware of the fact that it is illegal to park there now because they come from out of Dhaka carrying goods to Karwan Bazar,” he added.
He further said that they nobody will be allowed to park on that road and anyone found violating will have their papers seized and vehicles towed.
The panel mayor visited the place around 11.30 am. Earlier in the morning, a lot of truck and covered vans were seen on the both side of Tejgaon Satrasta area, but police and the leader of Malik-Sromik Union removed them before the panel mayor arrived.
After visiting the place panel mayor and senior city corporation officials met with the owners and workers of Bangladesh Truck Covered Van Drivers Union office and held a meeting.
DNCC secretary and local councilor have been given the responsibility of monitoring illegal parking by trucks and vans. Their removal will increase connectivity to all roads connecting and adjacent to the Satrasta area.
DNCC secretary Rabindra Sri Barua said: “Yesterday evening I passed by this road and found trucks parked on both sides. The road is for everyone to pass through safely and must be free of illegal parking.” He then urged everyone to keep the recently renamed road “Annisul Huq Shoroni” free from illegal parking.