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Plans underway to modernise Moulvibazar, says Shahab


Published : 26 Nov 2022 08:32 PM

Under the initiative of Sylhet Range DIG Mofiz Uddin, a gathering titled 'Modern City and Road Design Moulvibazar Municipality' was organized by Moulvibazar Municipality and District Police. Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shahab Uddin was present as the chief guest.

The rally was organized on Saturday at noon at the Bengal Convention Center in Moulvibazar city. At the beginning of the gathering, the guests unveiled the cover of a publication on modern city and road thinking. Under the chairmanship of Superintendent of Police Md Zakaria and moderated by Additional Superintendent of Police Md Ziaur Rahman, Member of Parliament for Moulvibazar-3 Constituency Neshar Ahmed, DIG Sylhet Range Mofiz Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Mir Nahid Ahsan, Moulvibazar Municipality Mayor Fazlur Rahman, Sadar Upazila Chairman Kamal Hossain spoke as special guests. Heads of various departments of the government, public representatives, representatives of various professions and prominent citizens participated in the rally. They made various proposals for modernizing the city and improving road management. Minister Shahab Uddin at the meeting indicates that plans are being formulated to make Moulvibazar a model district. 

In Moulvibazar, most intersection streets have no median, sidewalks on both sides of the street, but not full and continuous sidewalks. Roads do not have full road markings, sidewalks are not more than three feet wide, hawkers sit on sidewalks and streets, sidewalks are sometimes broken. Excessive traffic and illegal parking are always there. No zebra crossing, lane marking, stop line, arrow marking, no traffic signal, no intersection fencing. There are stands and car parks everywhere, most places have no passenger canopies. Besides, it was proposed in the assembly to stop illegal CNG-powered auto-rickshaws, battery powered vehicles without registrations and increase public transport to facilitate inter-district communication without giving them new registration. By identifying the above problems, work is being started to solve the problems appropriately and the organizers and guests seek everyone's cooperation.