To make journey of Eid holidaymakers by road smooth
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said letters have been sent to bus owners to take steps for spraying insecticides in buses before commuting passengers during Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
“The dengue outbreak has made people worried about the Eid journey. I request the two city corporations to take effective measures to keep terminals clean and exterminate mosquitoes,” he told newsmen on Monday after a coordination meeting with stakeholders to make journey of Eid holidaymakers by road smooth.
BRTA mobile courts and surveillance teams of law enforcement agencies will be present at every terminal, he said, adding that they will take steps if any bus service is found realizing extra fare from passengers.
Quader said the ministry has opened a control room at BRTA headquarters in Banani, which will function from August 6 to August 17, he added.
He said some 1,150 BRTC buses will run on roads providing special service during the holidays, and 250 buses procured under Indian line of credit will also be added to the Eid service and 50 buses will be kept on standby.
Transport workers’ leader and former Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Jahangir Alam, high officials of the ministry, representatives of law enforcement agencies, representatives of transport owners and workers attended the meeting.