‘Dhaka Nagar Paribahan’ to launch in December

October 5, 2021 | 21:56:PM | Update21:56:PM

Shafiqul Islam (Shafiq)
The first phase of bus route rationalization will start from December 1 with 120 new buses called ‘Dhaka Nagar Paribahan’. This transport will run from Ghatarchar in Keraniganj to Kanchpur. On this route of about 21 kilometers, the fare per kilometer will be TK 2.20 paisa. The information was given to reporters after the 16th meeting of the Bus Route Rationalization Committee at Dhaka South City Corporation’s (DSCC) Nagar Bhaban on Tuesday (October 5).

Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, chairman of the committee and mayor of DSCC, said, “We have fixed a piloting route from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur. This route will have new rules and procedures. We have been able to come this far with the efforts of everyone. We have worked tirelessly for the last one year to restore order in the city’s way. The matter was extremely complex and difficult. Now we are close to fill the goal.

“We have finalized that the bus service on this route will start on December 1,” he said. The buses will be operated through a joint venture. Later, buses will run through several companies all over Dhaka. No old bus will run from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur route. New buses will be added here. The transport owners have agreed in this regard.

Participating in the 16th meeting of the Bus Route Rationalization Committee, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam said new horizons are being opened in public transport in Dhaka.

This will bring order in public transport in the city. Drivers will not have a competitive attitude. The new route will accommodate more than 40 passenger camp. There will be 14 buses.

He said the number of bus bays could not be increased due to space constraints. Besides, the concerned people have been asked to submit the color of the buses on this route by October 14. Later on October 20, the color of the bus will be determined.

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