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Law minister: Road Transport Act could be amended, if needed

  • Published at 06:04 pm September 25th, 2019
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Law minister Anisul Huq attends the meeting of the sub-committee formed on the implementation of Road Transport Act at the secretariat on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 PID

The minister came up with the information at a meeting of the sub-committee formed on the implementation of Road Transport Act at the secretariat

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the Road Transport Act-2018 could be amended, if needed, so it can be enforced without hindrance.

“Although the Road Transport Act-2018 was passed by parliament, its enforcement has not possible due to various demands raised by leaders of transport workers and owners.  The law could be amended reviewing the enforcement of such laws in neighbouring countries,” he said on Wednesday.

The minister came up with the information at a meeting of the sub-committee formed on the implementation of Road Transport Act at the secretariat.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan presided over the meeting as sub-committee convener while Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon, former shipping minister Shahjahan Khan, former state minister for LGRD Moshiur Rahman Ranga and representatives from the transport industry were present at the meeting.

 “We want the law to be acceptable by all. We will recommend amendment to the law, considering the inconveniences. If Road Transport Council wants then it could be sent for amendment,” said the minister.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said they will send the law to Road Transport Council with recommendations keeping consistency with the law of neighbouring countries.

The Road Transport Bill, 2018, was passed by parliament on September 19 last year keeping a provision of maximum five years' imprisonment and Tk5 lakh fine or both for causing severe injuries or any death of any person due to reckless driving.