Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam announced that the truck-stand located in the capital’s Tejgaon area would be upgraded to a multipurpose terminal while visiting the current terminal and meeting with leaders of truck owners’ association on 30th December.
According to mayor, As the number of trucks is increasing day by day, a permanent solution is required to keep roads truck free. 2,000 trucks would be able to park at the multi-purpose terminal simultaneously and around 5,000 trucks would be able to use it every day. The new structure may have floors both above and under the ground.
“I have directed DNCC officials concerned to submit a proposal to Bangladesh Railway for getting around 21 bighas of land from the transport agency and forming a project to construct a multi-purpose truck terminal. Everyone must work to bring discipline here, “the mayor added.
For decades, Satrasta had been used illegally as a truck stand, where trucks, pick-ups and covered vans occupied both sides of the road.
In face of strong opposition from influential transport leaders, no one dared to remove the illegal stand. Late DNCC mayor Annisul Huq removed it, despite coming under huge pressure. But the road is now facing the same problem, due to absence of any visible action from authorities. Multi-purpose Track stand can solve this issue.
News Source: The Daily Star and Internet.