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‘Saidabad bus terminal to be modernised to speed up bus route rationalistion’


Published : 10 Aug 2022 09:25 PM | Updated : 10 Aug 2022 09:25 PM

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said that Saidabad Bus Terminal is being modernized to speed up the bus route rationalisation process and bring order to public transport.

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Central Motor Garage and Saidabad  Bus Terminal, located in Sayedabad, as part of weekly regular inspection, this Wednesday (August 10) morning, DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Taposh informed this information during an exchange with journalists after inspecting the ongoing renovation and development work.

DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said, "As you are aware, we have successfully started the bus route rationalization program. We have started one route. Inshallah, we will inaugurate three more routes on September 1. We will finance all these activities with our own funds. We have started the modernization of our Saidabad  inter-district and city bus terminal. We have taken up this project at a cost of over Tk.30 crores."

Hoping to complete the ongoing work by next March, Dasik Mayor Barrister Sheikh Taposh said, "Saidabad  Bus Terminal has not been renovated since it was constructed a long time ago.

The infrastructure including waterlogging was in a very bad and fragile condition. Under the bus route rationalization program, Dhaka city's public transport will be That is why we have taken up this task. As you can see, the work is progressing rapidly. We are hopeful that the work will be completed by next March.” That's how we undertook this whole reform process." At that time, describing the initiative of South City to construct 2 inter-district bus terminals under bus route rationalization, DSCC Mayor said, "We have decided to construct 2 inter-district bus terminals. One is in Kanchpur, the other is near Keraniganj.

One of the land has been acquired, we have asked for transfer. Another land acquisition process has been taken up. It will take another 3-4 years to construct these. In the meantime, we have taken up the renovation of the bus terminal so that the buses can run smoothly."

In response to a question from reporters, Dasik Mayor Barrister Sheikh Tapas said, "Some roads have become narrow near the terminal. So we have taken up the work of renovating and widening the lower road. There are access roads to Udal Bridge through the terminal, but they are not functional. That's why We plan to implement it afresh."

In response to another question, DSCC Mayor said, "Posters, written in different colors, cover our infrastructures. People's awareness is the key here. We hope they will refrain from these. We have laws in this regard, but we do not enforce them. People's responsibility for building infrastructures. If the expectations are fulfilled, we will do whatever is necessary for its excellence. It is our responsibility to keep the infrastructure beautiful and clean."

After that, the mayor released 300 kg fry of roo, katla, mrigel and kalibaus species in Dhanmondi lake on the occasion of National Fisheries Week-2022.

At this time, among others, the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer Farid Ahmed, Director General of Fisheries and Animal Resources Department, Khandaker Mahbubul Haque, Corporation's Chief Engineer Saleh Ahmed, General Manager of Transport Department. Haider Ali, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources Moshiur Rahman, Chief Property Officer Russell Sabrin, Chief Revenue Officer Ariful Haque, Regional Executive Officer of Region-1 Marina Nazneen, Regional Executive Officer of Region-5 Mohammad Sakhawat Hossain Government, Dhaka Metropolitan South Joint general secretary of Awami League Kazi Morshed Hossain Kamal, councilor of ward number 48. Abul Kalam Anu, Women Councilor Najma Begum, Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association President Ajmal Uddin Ahmed, Corporation Supervising Engineer Kazi Borhan Uddin, Region-1 Executive Engineer Mithun Chandra Sheel, Region-5 Executive Engineer Saiful Islam Joy and others were present.