Anti-dengue drives continue in full swing


Two city corporations of Dhaka continued their anti-dengue drives on Thursday also, inspecting city households, under-construction buildings, offices for aedes larvae; and charging fines, if found. Both of the corporations have launched mobile court drives in a bid to influence city dwellers clean areas adjacent to their houses.

Officials alleged that despite repeated requests from the city corporations, dwellers of the city are still reluctant to destroy the breeding grounds of aedes mosquitos. Sources from Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) said owners of different buildings and real estate companies have been fined around Tk seven lakh on Thursday, after aedes larvae was found at their places.

“Aedes larvae has been found at 18 buildings out of 261 inspected by five DNCC mobile courts,” said DNCC magistrate Sajid Anwar. On the other hand, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) realised Tk 44,000 fine from six building owners as larvae of the mosquito was found there. During the drive, DSCC’s mobile court inspected 118 houses and found larvae in four buildings.