Sanju Roy, Bogra: All the concerned quarters including the district administration have taken a landmark decision to reduce the severe traffic congestion in Bogra city. Policymakers are hopeful that the decision will be implemented soon. It has been decided to bring 2,000 easy bikes under registration in Bogra to reduce traffic congestion by stopping the use of illegal vehicles. At the same time, a total of 21 recommendations have been formulated as short, medium and long term plans in the joint decision of the representatives of all quarters of Bogra to solve this acute problem of traffic congestion. Among them, 9 initiatives formulated as short-term plans will be implemented from Thursday and only the registration process of EasyBike will be completed by July 15. However, the meeting also decided that a mobile court would be held strictly against unregistered CNG-powered vehicles. These decisions were taken at a discussion meeting organized by the Bogra district administration on Wednesday from 3 pm to noon in the conference room of the deputy commissioner's office in Karatoya on the causes and possible remedies for heavy traffic in Bogra city. The meeting was chaired by Bogra Deputy Commissioner Md. Ziaul Haque and in the presence of District Superintendent of Police Sudip Kumar Chakraborty BPM. Initially, a total of 2,000 easy bikes will be registered through Bogra Municipality considering all the roads considering the capacity of Bogra in creating an orderly environment of the city. The approved easybikes will be allowed to drive even number one day, odd number one day or red and green on different days. Also decided on some more important issues as a short term plan of administration. These are: Battery powered thin wheeled rickshaws cannot enter the main city but rickshaws can be allowed to move outside the main city, no unregistered CNG powered three wheeler can move in the city, there can be no CNG stand on the road, easybike stand but Dattabari stand What will be done will be decided quickly, city roads and sidewalks will be cleared of illegal occupants, cars, motorcycles and other vehicles will not be parked on the roads and strict legal action will be taken if any heavy vehicles in the city from 8 am to 10 pm. No access, sign boards with 'No parking' at various important places of Bogra city and where there are no road dividers in important places of the city, road dividers will be installed on temporary basis which will be implemented by the municipal authorities at the earliest. In addition, some medium-term recommendations were formulated at this lively meeting on traffic congestion. These include easybikes, battery-powered rickshaws, showrooms and charging stations will be closed, all CNG-powered three-wheelers in Bogra district will not be sold until they come under registration, the number of parking zones in the city will be increased, low-income people on roads and sidewalks. Alternative places will be provided for those who do business by occupying illegally and most importantly it has been discussed whether town service can be arranged from Matidali to Banani or not! In a meeting to implement this, the deputy commissioner asked the leaders of the motor owners group to plan as soon as possible. The long-term plan for traffic congestion is also discussed in a number of important ways: construction of alternative roads in the city, construction of road from Matidali to Banani along the Karatoya river, construction of a bridge from Chelopara to Katnarpara in the city. A number of permanent parking zones can be created, creating alternative employment opportunities for the poor at large so that they do not enter the profession of easybike and battery-powered rickshaws and community traffic can be introduced for people of all walks of life and traffic laws can be widely disseminated. And make them aware. Apart from the above issues, Ragebul Ahsan Ripu, General Secretary of Bogra District Awami League also presented several proposals in the meeting. Significant offer made. During the discussion, Deputy Commissioner Ziaul Haque set a possible one-and-a-half month period to ensure the licenses of Easybike and CNG among the short-term plans. He also said that all other short-term plans would be implemented from Thursday and a mobile court would be launched against unregistered CNG-powered vehicles. Bogra Municipality Mayor Rezaul Karim Badshah, District Motor Owners Group Leader Akhtaruzzaman Duke and Tawfiq Hasan Moyna, District Chamber of Commerce President Enamul Haque Dumlid, and Enamul Haque Abdul Hamir of District Chamber of Commerce also addressed the meeting. Mitul and General Secretary Kabir Ahmed Mithu, District Juba League President Shubhashish Poddar Liton, BRTA Bogra Circle Assistant Director Engineer Moinul Hasan, Bogra Sadar Police Station OC Selim Reza, Traffic Inspector Rafiqul Islam, BRTA District Motorist Izram Parijid Mysul Tofail Koel etc. It may be mentioned that an 11-member committee headed by an additional district magistrate was formed at an exchange meeting on February 26 at the office of the deputy commissioner on the causes and possible remedies for severe traffic congestion in Bogra city. The committee that jointly made the above 21 recommendations on the basis of 3rd term on March 8, which was finalized on Wednesday.