DNCC Mayor Atiq holds mobile office in open space DNCC Mayor Atiq
Photo: Collected DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam held mobile office at Lautola

DNCC Mayor Atiq holds mobile office in open space

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 25 Jan 2022, 04:56 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 25: The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is conducting a campaign to evict illegal structures and excavate canals at the site of Lautola canal in the capital's Mohammadpur. Mayor Atiqul Islam directly supervised the second day of the campaign on Monday (January 24). However, in order not to get stuck with other work files in the city building, he held a mobile office in the open space.

According to DNCC sources, the mayor decided to set up a mobile office so that important and urgent official activities could not be stopped due to the operation. He signed several urgent files and documents. Residents of Mohammadpur have expressed satisfaction over the mayor's sense of responsibility towards the work. They also thanked the eviction drive for rescuing the canal site.

The DNCC started the eviction drive in the canal at 11 am on Sunday (January 23). More than 50 small and big buildings were demolished during the operation. The operation started again at 11 am on Monday. Before the start of the drive on Monday, Mayor Atiq placed red flags on poles on both sides of the canal boundary. He stayed in Lautla till 3 pm.

The DNCC mayor spoke to reporters after starting the eviction drive at 11 am. He said the length and width of the canal is not what it used to be, the existence of the canal has been destroyed by illegal occupation and construction. The canal, which is about two and a half kilometres long, will be rescued and connected with the river Buriganga. No notice will be given to any illegal occupant for this.

He said there is no playground for children and teenagers in Basila. There is no place for entertainment. Everyone goes to visit the empty space of Basila cemetery. This is not a place to hang out. So this canal is being dug for the locals. A park will be built around one side of the canal where people will be able to walk.