Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to remove all the illegal establishments along roads and highways across the country within a week.
The minister came up with the directive while visiting Dhaka-Tangail highway at Chandra in the district.
“I'm giving top priority to bringing back discipline on roads and highways after taking charge of the ministry in the fresh term… The illegal establishments on the roads and highways will be removed within seven days from the day of serving notice,” he told the reporters while visiting construction work of a flyover in Thrimore area at Chandra in Kaliakoir upazila of the district, reports BSS.
Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, said, “We decided to conduct eviction drives to remove illegal establishments… I also gave order to the authorities concerned today in this regard. No illegal parking will be allowed.”
Superintendent Engineer of Roads and Highways of Dhaka Division Md Sabuj Uddin and Executive Engineer Md Saifuddin, among others, accompanied the minister.
Talking about Jatiya Oikyafront's demand for arranging a fresh election, Quader said, “It's ridiculous to raise questions about the 11th parliamentary election which received global recognition.”
He also urged the Oikyafront to come to parliament to talk about their demands, reports UNB.
Democratic countries across the globe -- even Pakistan -- have recognised the election, he said, adding, “In such a situation, Oikyafront's demand for fresh polls is just ridiculous.”