Bus terminal to be relocated from Sayedabad to Kachpur: DSCC mayor

DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh

Dhaka South City Corporation mayor, Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, said the inter-district bus terminal in Dhaka will be relocated to Kachpur from Sayedabad in a bid to make the movement in Dhaka faster, reducing traffic gridlock.

The mayor said this while addressing a press conference at the Mayor Hanif Auditorium in the capital's Nagar Bhaban on Tuesday morning to mark the three-year anniversary of taking the charge of mayor.

He said, "We have taken an initiative to shift the bus terminal from Dhaka to ease the pressure of inter-district buses from the city. The work of land development is underway to shift the terminal to Kachpur. Apart from this, another bus terminal is being constructed at Bagair in Keraniganj."

No bus will be stationed at Sayedabad once the construction work of the bus terminal in Kachpur will be completed. Then the passengers will travel to the city by Nagar Paribahan, the mayor added.

He further said a project to widen the Beribad road -- from Sluicegate at Rayerbazar to Postogola bridge -- to eight lanes has been taken to alleviate the traffic jam. It was approved in the meeting of the local government ministry’s review committee.