Drive against public transport to continue

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 16 Apr 2017, 14:32:55

Disciplinary drive against public transport in Dhaka will continue, road transport minister says

The government will continue its drive unless discipline is restored in public transport sector in Dhaka, says Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader.

He made this remark on Sunday while inspecting the drive against 'seating service' buses and other unauthorised attachment in vehicles, like bumpers made of steel bars at the capital's Tejgaon.

Speaking to the media, Quader said that there have been anomalies in public transport for a long time, including in charging fares.

"The people will be benefited once public transports stop carrying extra passengers. Discipline is most important…The drive will continue until there's discipline," he said.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has launched a drive from Sunday to stop the so-called seating, gate-lock or special bus services in the capital, which has been supported by the transport owners.

"The drive aims to ensure safe roads for the people. All the transport workers' unions as well as the owners are cooperating," Quader said, according to

He said that not only transport workers and owners, but the BRTA was also to be blamed for the chaos in the transport sector. "The BRTA has a lot of problems, including manpower shortage and bad elements in it."

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