Establishment of a metropolitan government is necessary to ensure basic urban services of megacity Dhaka run smoothly, which must be emphasised ahead of the upcoming North and South Dhaka city polls to be held on February 1, 2020. The city corporations cannot yet solve the essential problems relating to water, gas, sewage, traffic congestion, power supply, road network, water logging, air pollution and river pollution. Therefore, it is essential to restructure the bureaucratic mechanism of outmoded city corporations, and replace them with metropolitan governments akin to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur and ensuring the participation of all occupational and professional bodies, law enforcing agencies and NGOs in metropolitan councils.
Md. Yamin Khan, Shyamoli, Dhaka