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Atiqul: Use bicycle to present beautiful Dhaka to future generation

  • Published at 05:01 pm June 24th, 2020
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam  speaks while  inaugurating bicycle ride-sharing at Gulshan in the capital on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 <strong> Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune</strong>
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam speaks while inaugurating a bicycle ride-sharing at Gulshan in the capital on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

He urged the city dwellers to use bicycles to maintain social distance and maintain good health

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Wednesday called upon everyone for using bicycles to present a beautiful Dhaka city to the future generation. 

He made the call while inaugurating bicycle ride-sharing at Gulshan in the capital, reports UNB.

The mayor said: “All over the world, rich and poor, men and women use bicycles. It has been launched experimentally here. 

“Then, there is the plan to expand it to Uttara and the entire DNCC in phases.”

“This will create employment for many. We are working together for passerby and bicycle lanes,” he added.

A private entrepreneur “Jobike” will conduct bicycle ride-sharing on a commercial basis in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, and Niketan areas | Mehedi HasanHe urged the city dwellers to use bicycles to maintain social distance and maintain good health.

Atiqul Islam said: “Let's use bicycles to save the environment, to reduce carbon emissions. We should use bicycles to present a beautiful city for future generations. We can even use bicycles to save money. 

“If we want to save Dhaka city, we have to increase the use of bicycles. Using a bicycle will also save time."

A private entrepreneur “Jobike” will conduct bicycle ride-sharing on a commercial basis in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, and Niketan areas.

Hundreds of bicycles have already been parked at 22 points in these four areas.

Anyone can use the bicycles at the rate of one taka per minute using the app.


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