Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday reiterated her government’s firm stance to take stern action against violence and killings of innocent people by BNP-Jamaat alliance in the name of an anti-government movement, report news agencies. “The BNP-Jamaat nexus had unleashed such violence in 2013 too, and started it again, tarnishing the country’s image which can’t be accepted,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while laying the foundation stones of Vulta Flyover and third Shitalakkhya Bridge through a videoconferencing from her official residence Ganabhaban. “The ongoing violence has seriously been affecting the low-income group people as well as the academic activities of SSC examinees. The government is taking necessary steps to contain these anti-state activities,” she added.
In this connection, she sought cooperation of people to resist these saying that their assistance is urgently needed. She also said that the killings of innocent people to serve anyone’s personal interest will not be tolerated. With the inauguration of these two big infrastructures, Hasina hoped, Narayanganj city will regain its lost liveliness. The flyover will help smooth plying of vehicles on Dhaka-Sylhet highway apart from spurring economic activity.
The construction of 1.238-km four-lane Vulta flyover on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway would be completed by June 2017 at a cost of Tk 239.77 crore while the construction of 1.29-km long third Shitalakkhya Bridge connecting Narayanganj Sadar and Bandar upazila would be completed in June 2018 costing Tk 377.63 crore. Road and Bridges Division Minister Obaidul Quader along with the local parliament members were present at the Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner’s office during the videoconferencing.