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Quader: No cases under Road Transport Act in first week

  • Published at 07:52 pm November 2nd, 2019
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File photo of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is also the general secretary of ruling Awami League Dhaka Tribune

The Road Transport Act 2018 aims to reduce the number of road accidents as well, he says

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said no cases will be filed under the Road Transport Act 2018 in the first week of its implementation.

He made the statement while visiting BRTA to enforce the Road Transport Act in Signboard area of Narayanganj on Saturday, reports BSS.

The new Road and Transport Act went into effect on Friday following a notification issued by the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.

He said: "Awareness-raising campaigns are being carried out across the country for a week in order to make the act effective.

"Therefore, the concerned authorities have been directed not to file cases against any vehicles during this period of the campaign."

The minister also hoped that the new road transport act will bring discipline on roads and highways.

 "It aims to reduce the number of road accidents as well," he added. 

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Chairman Dr Md Kamrul Ahsan, Additional Inspector General of Highway Police, Barrister Mahbubur Rahman, Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Jasim Uddin, Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Harun-or-Rashid, and other BRTA high officials were present on the occasion.