Newly elected Dhaka north Mayor Annisul Huq expressed his commitment to make the city corporation free from corruption, while his counterpart in Dhaka south Sayeed Khokon pledged to make all street lights operational by Shab-e-Barat.
They were accorded a reception by Sahasra Nagorik Committee, a pro-Awami League citizens' platform, at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday.
Annisul said people call Dhaka city corporation Dhaka "corruption" corporation and they have to bring an end to that.
He further said that not all employees of the city corporations are corrupt; about 30 to 35 percent might be corrupt.
He criticised the assault on a woman by police on Sunday, and said he promised to make the city for women, but photos of the incident in newspapers brought him shame.
Meanwhile, Sayeed Khokon said they want to distribute free garbage bags to the city residents in a bid to keep the city clean.
He said it is also the duty of the city dwellers to help them keep the city clean.
Poet Syed Shamsul Haq, convener of Sahasra Nagorik Committee, urged the mayors to take visible steps to solve city problems like reducing traffic congestion, which will make residents accept them more easily.