A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a petition with the High Court challenging Dhaka South City Corporation’s decision to make three streets of the city off limits to rickshaws.
Advocate Aynunnahar Siddiqua submitted the petition today as a supplementary to a pending writ petition filed in 2012.
In the petition, the SC lawyer sought a stay order on the decision to make the streets off limits to rickshaws and to know which transport the authorities have arranged for people alternative to rickshaws.
Citing the petition, she told The Daily Star that the authorities have not arranged rehabilitation for the rickshaw pullers who used to run their vehicles on the three streets.
Advocate Aynunnahar said the HC may hear on the supplementary petition tomorrow.
On July 3, a special committee led by DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon decided that three streets of the city would be made off limits to rickshaws. The decision was taken to ease traffic congestion in the areas.
Those roads stretch from Kuril to Sayedabad via Rampura and Khilgaon; Gabtoli to Azimpur via Asad Gate; and Science Laboratory intersection to Shahbagh intersection.