Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today urged shop owners and business establishments to close shops by 8:00pm every day.
The mayor made the call to residents of DSCC areas while inaugurating the 10-storey Sheikh Hasina Academic Building in Sher-e-Bangla Mohila Mohabidyalay at Tikatuli as the chief guest.
He said he wants to bring the whole city under a proper management system and that shops and business establishments should close by 8:00pm like in many countries.
He said if shops and business establishments start closing early, traffic congestion in Dhaka will be reduced.
Taposh said if workers can go home early, they will be able to give more time to their families which is very important. "If parents want to raise their children as good citizens, giving them time at home is very important."
Before the inauguration, the mayor also laid down the foundation stone of Azimpur Modern City Market.
Responding to a question about public toilets, the mayor said they have already prepared a list of public toilets based on necessities in wards through a study.