Ongoing student protest
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday announced the beginning of traffic week throughout the country from today.
The announcement was made as thousands of protesters continud demonstrations demanding safe roads and visible progress on the verbal assurances given by the government over the effective management of traffic.
Addressing a press conference on the ongoing student protests, the DMP commissioner said: “Throughout the week, action will be taken against vehicles without fitness certificates, drivers without licenses, driving on the wrong side and any other kind of traffic law violation.”
“The week will not only act against drivers, but also pedestrians who do not follow the law,” he added.
When asked about the activities of protesting students, he said police would welcome the students if they wished to help the police force voluntarily.
Several protesters in the city have welcomed the decision to launch traffic week, but expressed their fear that the measure would turn out to be fruitless.
Asking to remain anonymous, A BUBT student said they would observe what the police are doing during the week, and leave the streets if they found the action to be effective.
He added that students would be happy to help police as volunteers, but this may not work as the police would have control.