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When it comes to well-planned residential areas in Dhaka city, Uttara is one of those areas that definitely live up to the expectation. The number of well-planned areas is quite small in the entire country. From nicely paved streets and avenues and modern houses with every amenity and facility, to parks for recreation and children’s playgrounds, what’s not available in the area? There are also various places around Uttara for spending some quality time as well. And that is why millions of people living in non-sectors of Uttara enjoy almost the same benefits as the people who live in the sectors of Uttara. Today we will talk about the benefits of living in non-sectoral areas of Uttara.

Non-sectoral areas of Uttara

Kasaibari Rail gate
The non-sectoral areas of Uttara also bustle with activity

Uttara Model Town is a huge area. Starting from the 80s, it took two phases of development work for the entire 14 sectors to be completed. And since then people have started living here diligently. Currently, the third phase of Uttara’s development is ongoing and nearly completed.

The Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway has divided Uttara into two sections, east and west, by running north-south across the landscape. The railway is located further east of this road, which basically serves as a divider between sectoral and non-sectoral areas. If you consider the sheer volume of the area, the non-sectoral areas actually cover the largest portion of Uttara. The vast areas of Dakshin Khan and Uttarkhan Khan fall under the area. The non-sectoral part of Uttara extends from the Haji camp which is located at the entrance of the railway station to Tongi in the north.

Although some areas such as Dalipara and Baunia (located behind the airport) and Kamarpara and Ranavola (adjacent to Uttara sector 10) may not fall under the complete control of Uttara police station, they are also considered to be inside the non-sectoral areas of Uttara. That said, let’s see why so many people choose to live in these areas.


When it comes to living in the non-sectoral areas of Uttara these are the advantages that come to mind 

Community life

Village home
Enjoy the community life to the fullest

We are social creatures. But our busy, mechanical lives are gradually taking us away from sociality. Twenty families may live in the same building but the reality is no one knows anyone. Maybe everyone is busy with their own lives and priorities. Although this is a common complaint to have, the non-sectoral areas of Uttara are largely free from this. This is one of the benefits of living in non-sectoral areas of Uttara. Unlike Uttara Model Town, not all buildings are largely built in Uttar Khan and Dakshin Khan areas, rather many buildings are only 1 to 3 storeys high. And in a house like that everyone knows everyone. As a result, people in these areas maintain excellent social ties compared to the people living outside the area.

Everything is near at hand

Dakshin Khan bazar
All kinds of shops are close at hand

As it is an area planned under the supervision of RAJUK, no shops or commercial spaces are arbitrarily built inside the sectoral areas. As a result, even though everything can be easily found, it is often seen that they are not available right near the house. Even for a small grocery store, you have to cover some amount of distance, which is tiresome for residents living in Uttara residential areas. But the non-sectoral areas of Uttara are completely devoid of such problems making it one of the benefits of living in non-sectoral areas of Uttara. At least one grocery store can be found on almost every corner of a street. All kinds of shops from electrical appliance, furniture, glassware, home building materials to TV, fridge, or AC repair shops are close at hand. 

Cost of living

In a city like Dhaka, one of the biggest concerns is the cost of living. Dhaka is one of the most expensive cities in the world. And it is only natural that the cost of a planned area like Uttara would be a little higher. But the same can not be said for the non-sectoral areas of Uttara. Although people living in these areas enjoy almost the same amenities and facilities as the people living in the sectoral areas of Uttara, the cost of living is comparatively lower. The house rent in these areas is much more affordable making it one of the most prominent benefits of living in non-sectoral areas of Uttara. For example, see the house rent in the Dakshin Khan area on Bproperty’s website.

Transportation and communications

Roads are also well constructed

Transportation and communications are two of the main aspects of any area. Although the condition of roads in the non-sectoral areas of Uttara is not the same as of those in the sectoral areas, the availability of transportation vehicles remains excellent. Dakshin Khan is well connected to Ashkona Hajikamp and Kasaibari Rail gate and there is an abundance of rickshaws and battery-powered auto-rickshaws in the area. Abdullahpur is also well connected with Uttar Khan and the residents of Baunia and Dalipara, on the other hand, use Jasimuddin Avenue for transportation, and Ranavola is meticulously connected to Switchgate or Uttara Sector 10.

Basic utilities

There is a misconception among many that the non-sectoral areas of Uttara are not well facilitated with an uninterrupted supply of essential water, electricity, and gas like the sectoral areas of Uttara. This is actually far from the truth. In most cases, the people of these areas get the same services as the sectoral areas of Uttara.

There you have it. These are the benefits of living in non-sectoral areas of Uttara. Are you a resident of these areas? Then share your experience with us. Leave us a comment in the comments section below.

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