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PMO asks Rajuk to take action against establishments which minimize parking zones

  • Published at 04:32 pm August 20th, 2018

The directives came from a high officials meeting on road safety, on Sunday

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has directed the Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakhya (Rajuk) to take legal actions against institutions and malls that have violated approved designs and minimized their parking zones.

The directives came from a high officials meeting, regarding road safety, held at the PMO on Sunday with Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman in the chair, reports BSS.

All authorities concerned have submitted their work plans to the PMO to ensure road safety and discipline on the highways.

Participants at the meeting were informed that all the necessary arrangements will be made very soon in light of these work plans.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has already started strictly enforcing laws against violators of traffic rules—while the BRTA has begun implementing their work plan after outlining it.

At the meeting, participants decided to engage the scouts and girl guides to inform students and their guardians about traffic rules.

High-ranking officials at the meeting also decided that leaflets containing important information: about traffic signs; for the drivers of vehicles and motorbikes, passengers and transport owners; about the causes for road accidents; and about the responsibilities of pedestrians—are to be distributed among students of all educational institutions.

Then the scouts and the girl guides will collect the signatures of guardians who agree to obey the directives of the leaflets, and submit those to their respective educational institutions.

Additionally, the meeting issued directives on reading out the leaflet before the Jumma prayers at all mosques across Bangladesh, publishing the information of the leaflet on the teachers’ portal, and informing students about traffic rules in their daily assembly.

Directives have also been given to local administration to arrange for drivers to undergo medical examinations.

Officials from the Education Ministry, the DMP, and Bangladesh Scouts were present at the meeting— along with officials of the PMO. Several divisional-level officials of eight divisions and officials of the Scouts and Girl Guides Association were connected by videoconference.