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Remove haphazard overhead cables by June 30: DNCC mayor

Published : 25 Jan 2022 10:20 PM | Updated : 26 Jan 2022 04:36 PM

Hanging overhead cables and wires of the city streets under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) have to be removed by June 30 this year, otherwise the corporation will take action.

Besides, endless digging up of roads in the name of development projects will stop from tomorrow (Wednesday)till further notice to relieve the sufferings of the city dwellers.

The DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam came up with the directives on Tuesday while addressing a meeting on the transfer of overhead cables and repairings of excavated roads by various organizations in the hall room of Gulshan-2 Nagar Bhaban. 

He said that city dwellers have been sufferings due to non-compliance of the road digging companies. The road can not be dug anywhere in the city from Wednesday till further order, he said.

Md. Atiqul Islam said that the overhead cables must be transferred underground in a planned manner and coordination must be strengthened among the companies involved in road excavation.

The meeting was chaired by DNCC Chief Executive Officer Md Selim Raza. Among others, Chief Engineer Brigadier General Muhammad Amirul Islam, Councilor of Ward No-19 Md Mofizur Rahman and heads or representatives of various government and non-government organizations were present.

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