To reduce congestion usage of private cars will be reduced and public transportation system will be improved. In an event to celebrate World Carfree Day, Chief Guest Honorable Minister Mr Obaidul Qader said that, there is a thought to restrict buying more than one car per family in the new Road Transport Act. Special Guest Mr Annisul Haque, Honorable Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) said that, In Banani one street will be pedestrianised. It was informed from the discussion that initiatives are being taken to reduce the number of private cars and to facilitate public bus and walking.
On 22nd September 2016, 44 organizations have celebrated the day closing vehicles in the street from 10am to 1pm. Various events like discussion, cycle rally, cultural program, kite flying etc were organized. The event was inaugurated by National Anthem, followed by flying pigeon and balloon.Read more ..
On 20th September 2016, 11am, World Carfree Day Celebration Committee, consisted of 44 government and non-government organizations and coordinated by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA), organized a discussion meeting on ‘Control Private Cars, Develop Public Transport for a City without Congestion and Pollution’ at VIP Lounge of National Press Club.Read more ..