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Quader: Road Transport Act aims to bring discipline on roads

  • Published at 04:03 pm November 1st, 2019
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The Road Transport Act 2018 has come into effect from Friday

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the Road Transport Act 2018 is enacted in order to bring discipline on roads and highways of Bangladesh.

He made  the statement while talking to media after visiting an under- construction flyover at Shafipur on Dhaka-Tangail highway, reports UNB.

He said: “Our main target is to bring discipline on the roads. We have taken it as a challenge."

The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a notification stating that the act 2018 will come into effect on Friday. 

The Road Transport Bill 2018 was passed by parliament on September 19, 2018. It kept a provision of maximum five years' jail for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless or negligent driving.

Also Read - Road Transport Act, 2018 goes into effect on Friday: BRTA not yet prepared to implement new traffic law

While speaking about the intruders in Awami League, the party's general secretary said: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a list of 1,500 intruders. We have already handed over the list to those concerned at the divisional level.

"Intruders, controversial people, and wrongdoers will have no room in the party's leadership.”

“However, those who joined Awami League with a clean image from other political parties are not intruders. We welcome them wholeheartedly,” the minister said.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Dhaka Divisional Engineer Sabuj Uddin Khan, Deputy Commissioner SM Tariqul Islam, Superintendent of Police Shamsunnahar, and high officials concerned of the Roads and Highways Department were present at the event.