The divider had been set up by Sylhet Metropolitan Police to ease traffic when Mayor Ariful was incarcerated
In Bangladesh where politicians from rival parties rarely find respite from attacking one another, it is indeed a rare sight to see two known rivals on the same page. Sylhet city Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and former mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran, from the BNP and the Awami League respectively, together inaugurated the process of breaking down a road divider in front of Karim Ullah Market area in Bandarbazar on Wednesday night.
The divider had been set up by Sylhet Metropolitan Police to ease traffic when Mayor Ariful was incarcerated. Local businesses were complaining about the difficulty of moving around the Karim Ullah Market area.
Local businessmen lauded the move, citing the ease of access to the market.
Mayor Ariful said the road divider was withdrawn on a trial basis based on public demand and police recommendations.
He stressed the need for a comprehensive traffic regulatory system in the city to ease congestion and improve commuting hours.