About 161.72 kilometer (km) roads will be constructed while 222.82 km drainage line will also be developed in the wards
In a renewed vigour to make the city roads more vehicle-friendly, the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has embarked on spending around Tk4,026 crore for construction, and development works of road infrastructure, and drainage system in the newly included 18 wards.
"Through the construction and development of road infrastructure and drainage system project, the newly incorporated 18 wards of DNCC will be given new looks spending around Tk4,026 crore in the days to come," said Mayor Atiqul Islam.
He was presenting the DNCC budget for fiscal year 2019-20 at a press conference at Nagar Bhaban in the capital's Gulshan area on Thursday.
About 161.72 kilometer (km) roads would be constructed in the wards concerned, while 222.82 km drainage line would also be developed under this project, he said, adding that a total of 11,224 LED lights would be installed.
Atiqul said a link road from Mirpur Ansar Camp via Rajanigandha Market and Kakoli to Matikata would be made along with elevated roads, drains, and footpaths at a cost of Tk3,000 crore for the benefit of the city dwellers of these areas.
Referring to the future development of the project, the mayor said that roads, dumping platforms, drainage system, and plantation would feature the works at Uttar city through the "Aminbazar Landfill Expansion and Modernization Project".