Pilot route to be extended from Ghatarchar to Kachpur: Taposh
Publish- January 19, 2021, 11:07 PM
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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Fazle Noor Taposh. File photo
The periphery of the proposed pilot route will be extended from Ghatarchar to Kachpur under the Bus Route Rationalisation activities to bring discipline to the mass transportation sector.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said this after the meeting of the 15th Bus Route Rationalisation Committee at Nagar Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday.
“Earlier, we decided to complete the pilot route from Ghatarchar up to Motijheel but it turned out that it might not be successful. So, now it’ll be extended up to Kachpur to bring discipline in the mass transport sector of the city,” Taposh, also the committee chief, said.
He said initially Tk 100 crore has been allocated for the bus route.
Mentioning that there is some misinformation about buses running in the fixed pilot route nowadays, he said the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority will upgrade the data of the pilot route within the next 15 days and the data of whole Dhaka will be upgraded by 90 days.
Around Dhaka’s 10 places were proposed to set up inter-district bus terminal. Taposh and DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam visited several points and decided to set up a terminal at Batulia and two in Hemayetpur for buses of northern routes.
“We’ve fixed two terminals at Baghair of Keraniganj and Kachpur for busses of southern areas. The terminals will reduce pressure on the city,” he added.