The Cabinet Division has recently sent a proposal to the Road Transport and Highways Division to consider introducing a separate 'emergency lane' for movement of VIPs, police vehicles , ambulances and vehicles of other emergency services.
Revealing the details of the request after a regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet, Cabinet Secretary Md Shafiul Alam said: “Not for the VIPs, we [Cabinet Division] basically want such a lane for emergency movements of critical patients on ambulances. Besides, fire service and police sometimes require such an emergency lane.”
Denying accusation that the cabinet wanted such a lane for itself, he said: “VIPs are often forced to take the wrong lane which causes immense public sufferings. And the request was made to evaluate if it can be arranged to lessen public sufferings.”
This article was first published on banglatribune.com