• Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
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Govt to install CCTV cameras on all roads, highways

  • Published at 12:55 am August 29th, 2018
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Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Secretary Sajjadul Hassan presided over the meeting

A high-powered committee on road safety has asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on all roads and highways across the country to avoid road accidents.

The directive came from the first meeting of the committee formed by the government to monitor implementation of various measures undertaken to ensure road safety and development of the country’s traffic system, including in Dhaka, reports BSS.

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Secretary Sajjadul Hassan presided over the meeting held at the PMO on Monday.

The 18-member committee was formed on August 20, with Sajjadul as its chief.

At Monday’s meeting, the committee directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to install CCTV cameras on roads and highways with the assistance of local administration and local government bodies, sources said.

It discussed in detail the overall transport management and road accidents that took place before and after Eid-ul-Azha across the country.

The committee also gave directives to strengthen the enforcement of mobile courts so that unfit vehicles cannot run on the streets and traffic laws are properly followed.

The meeting took a decision to spearhead an awareness raising program to encourage people to obey traffic rules.

It also asked the authorities concerned to bring people responsible for road accidents to book to ensure justice.