arrister Taposh made the statement while speaking at a discussion, 'Dhaka Tribune - IRI DSCC Mayoral Debate,' moderated by Dhaka Tribune Executive Editor Reaz Ahmad, in Dhaka on Sunday
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, the Awami League mayoral candidate for the upcoming Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) election, has pledged to synchronize repair and maintenance works of different utility service providers in the city to stop unwanted road digging.
He also vowed to bring maintenance works of all utility service providing organizations under DSCC management and ask all service providers to submit their demand note to the city corporation by April 14.
“After scrutinizing the demand notes, we will synchronize them and integrate their work. On areas where they will be working together, we would exclude those areas and continue our work in other areas,” he added.
Barrister Taposh made the statement while speaking at a discussion, “Dhaka Tribune - IRI DSCC Mayoral Debate,” moderated by Dhaka Tribune Executive Editor Reaz Ahmad, in Dhaka on Sunday.
“Once they finish their work, we will begin ours. And for the next three years, they will not be allowed to work on the same road or area. We will compel them to come under DSCC management,” he added.
Jatiya Party nominated mayoral candidate Saifuddin Ahmed Milon was also a participant at the debate.
Apart from ensuring accountability of councilors, he also pledged to open a help desk for citizens of Dhaka South.
“To ensure execution of all talks set by DSCC, councilors will have to submit daily reports,” Taposh said.
On the help desk, he said: “If they [citizens] do not get a solution from the help desk, they can meet the mayor directly and find a solution to their problems.”
Meanwhile, when asked on the illegal encroachment of footpaths, Saifuddin Ahmed Milon said: “The endeavor needs to be taken by the prime minister herself.”
When asked if traffic jam could be removed, Milon proposed of widening the city roads.
“It is obviously possible. If we could invest Tk2 lakh crore, I will do it.”
On the other hand, Taposh claimed that the roads are wide enough and added: “We cannot manage the roads fully. Only a firm will to implement the laws can change that.”
To make Dhaka beautiful, Taposh promised to make parks alongside roads.
“We will make embankments in such a way so that no one can encroach the river. They will last for at least 10 years.”
For ousting use of illegal drugs from Dhaka, Taposh promised to introduce Panchayat system, where the senior citizens can take care of problem and could communicate the mayor directly.
Tune in to Channel 24 on Wednesday at 8:30pm to witness the next mayoral debate, held between Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) candidates.