For decades, the citizens of Bangladeshi capital city have had to struggle with cables hanging over the streets, the number of which is increasing year after year. This situation is extremely dangerous because it creates a risk of unwanted accidents.
During the holiday season, on 10 August 2020, the Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said: “We want to clear Dhaka of overhead cables”.
He also announced that the city would take appropriate measures to free itself from overhead cables by December next year, and that those on Gulshan Avenue (on the road from the Pakistani embassy to the Gulshan Shooting Club) are very likely to be placed underground by 1 October.
During the Mayor of Dhaka’s speech last Sunday, residents were able to learn that the city and the leaders of the Bangladeshi Internet Service Providers Association (ISPAB) and the Bangladeshi Cable Operators Association (COAB) had reached a consensus and that all overhead cables will be underground in the near future.
The work of the ISPAB and COAB will start on Monday 19.10.2020 in the Dhanmondi area and will be implemented throughout South City until November.
The Mayor again expressed his hope that this decision will change the face of the city in a positive way and ensure the safety of its residents.