Mr Annisul Huq, Former President, SAARC CCI from Bangladesh became the first mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Mr. Huq with his ‘table clock’ electoral symbol bagged 460,117 votes against his nearest rival BNP-backed Tabith Mohammed Awal son of another former FBCCI president Mr. Abdul Awal Mintoo, received 325,080 votes for his ‘bus’ symbol.
In a major step towards easing the city’s crippling traffic congestion, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has freed the Shyamoli-Aminbazar road in the capital from illegal parking.
With the DNCC initiative, the road, which remained crammed with buses and trucks parked haphazardly, has now got a refreshingly new look, much to the relief of city commuters.
There are hundreds of bus counters at Shyamoli, Kalyanpur and Gabtoli Bus Terminal from where buses set off for different districts across the country. And the road, more often than not, remained clogged with these buses, as the bus owners occupied two-thirds of the road by parking their vehicles there.
“Just a couple of days ago, it took me 30 to 45 minutes to go to Shyamoli from Gabtoli. That’s why I used to leave home early. But now it takes just a few minutes,” said Amir Hossain, an NGO worker.