Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2020-10-18 13:38:57 BdST
The initiative has been put on hold until November. It came after a day after internet service providers and cable operators rowed back on their threat to enforce a daily three-hour outage over the plans.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Taposh said, "No overhead cables on the streets of Dhaka South will be cut down from today. It was decided at our meeting that they [internet and cable TV providers] would move the wires underground at their own expense and immediately remove the hanging wires."
In order to facilitate the transfer of cables underground, the city corporation has also given permission to dig its roads, according to Taposh. The city corporation will later carry out the repairs at its own expense.
ISPAB President MA Hakim said, “From today, we will take down the overhead cables and start the work of connecting it underground. I hope this will be done by November."