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DMP chief: No human hauler to be allowed on Dhaka streets

  • Published at 02:17 pm September 4th, 2018
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File photo of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia

He says these vehicles do not have route permit

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said no human hauler, locally known as leguna, will be allowed to run on the streets of the capital.

“These types of vehicles create chaos on the streets and they are one of the main causes of road accidents,” the DMP commissioner said—while addressing a press conference organized for the month-long traffic management program, at its media centre, on Tuesday.

He also said a huge number of leguna are carrying people illegally on Dhaka’s streets but these vehicles have no route permit.

These vehicles can only ply the roads outside the city like the 300-feet or  Bashila areas, said Asaduzzaman.

He said they have designated 121 bus stops. “No buses will be allowed to board and drop off passengers at any point aside from these designated spots—and the buses will have to keep their doors shut between stops.”

He urged the city dwellers to use zebra crossings, footbridges, and underpasses while crossing the roads.

The DMP chief said filling stations will not supply fuel to motorcyclists if they do not have helmets.