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Quader: No change in Road Transport Act now

  • Published at 07:44 pm October 28th, 2018
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FIle photo of Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Odaidul Quader Dhaka Tribune

On Sunday, transport workers went on a 48-hour work abstention from 6 am to press home their eight-point demand

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the Road Transport Act cannot be changed right now.

Referring to the eight-point demand of the transport workers, Quader said: “We can’t change the Road Transport Act now. If there is any logical demand then we’ll consider it after discussion and they have to wait until the next parliament session.”

The minister was speaking to reporters at the Shetu Bhaban, reports UNB.

On Sunday, transport workers went on a 48-hour work abstention from 6 am to press home their eight-point demand.

On September 19, parliament passed the Road Transport Act 2018.

According to the law, if anybody causes an accident by reckless and negligent driving, and kills or injures someone seriously, such person would face a maximum sentence of five years in jail or a fine of Tk5 lakh, or both.

However, if it is found that a driver has deliberately killed anyone or not averted a killing in a road accident, the matter would fall under either section 302 (murder) or 304 (culpable homicide) of the Penal Code, according to the explanation of the proposed act by the law minister.

The maximum punishment under section 302 of the Penal Code is the death penalty, while it is life imprisonment under section 304.

The eight demands of transport workers are:

  • Making all offences under the Road Transport Act “bailable”
  • Cancellation of the provision that allows a worker to be fined Tk5 lakh for involvement in a road accident
  • Keeping a representative from their federation in any probe body formed for road accidents
  • Fixing the minimum educational qualification for getting a driving licence at class-V
  • Reducing “Weigh-scale” (Truck Weight Scale) fine and cancellation of punishment.
  • During the registration of a vehicle, attested signature of union president and general secretary should be made necessary.
  • All the districts will have to issue a driver's licence with extensive training, and corruption and irregularities in the issue of licences should be stopped
  • Stopping police harassment on roads
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