Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam today warned of legal action if any canal or water bodies are found dirty and contaminated with waste after October 20.
The mayor gave the warning while visiting a clean-up drive at Godakhali canal in South Bishal area in Mirpur, says a press release.
"Like the activities of saving people from Aedes mosquitoes during monsoon, we will also take necessary steps to protect city dwellers from the bite of culex mosquitoes. We will start combing operations after October 20 to find out if canals or waterbodies are still unclean," mayor said.
He said they will impose fines against authorities concerned or individuals if they find any waterbody or canal unclean at DNCC areas as these are breeding grounds for culex mosquitoes.
The mayor urged everyone to come forward in helping the city corporation curb mosquito menace.
"We are cleaning canals but it is not the duty of the city corporation as another government agency is responsible for this," he said.
He also urged everyone against encroachment of canals or dumping waste in them.
DNCC has taken an initiative to clean 16 canals and lakes under different government agencies and 510 cleaners are taking part in the activities every day.