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Check for all unfit vehicles, High Court tells govt

  • Published at 07:29 pm July 31st, 2018
Students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College blocked Airport Road, in Dhaka on July 30, 2018 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune

The High Court order comes amid protests on the street over traffic safety

The High Court has asked the government to form a committee with at least 15 members to conduct a survey on unfit vehicles plying on the roads.

After holding a primary hearing on a writ petition on Tuesday, the High Court bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order along with ruling.

The writ petition was filed by Tanvir Ahmed on July 26 on public interest.

Supreme Court lawyer Tanvir Ahmed in the writ petition said that most public transport do not have proper looking glasses, signal lights and proper brake systems which lead to accidents, claiming people's lives.

The writ challenged concerned government authorities over their inaction in preventing this situation.

School and college students in Dhaka protested on the streets for a third day on Tuesday, over two students killed by a reckless bus driver ploughing into pedestrians on the Airport Road on Sunday.

A number of tragic traffic accidents in the streets of Dhaka, starting in April with the death of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain, have brought the issue to the forefront. In June, the prime minister issued a set of directives to improve road safety.