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BRTA: No fitness certificate for public transport without no smoking sign

  • Published at 08:20 pm November 23rd, 2020
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File photo of Bus drivers often have to work exceptionally long hours, resulting in greater chances of accidents as they tire Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Survey found over 91% of bus drivers and helpers smoke on the bus

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) have instructed all their circle offices to check that there are “no smoking” signs on public transports when examining fitness certificates.

Strict action will be taken if “no smoking” signs are not found on transports, according to a press release.

On September 7 this year, the BRTA organized a meeting with the assistance of Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids at the conference room of the BRTA headquarters. The meeting was organized to disseminate baseline survey findings on compliance with Tobacco Control Law on public transports in Dhaka city. 

BRTA Chairman and Additional Secretary Noor Mohammad Mazumdar was the chief guest at the meeting.

The cross-sectional survey was carried out in October 2019 on 22 routes in Dhaka. A total 417 non-air-conditioned public buses were observed.

The survey found 91.3% of bus drivers and helpers smoked on the bus, even though the Tobacco Control Law explicitly states that public transports should be kept smoke free. As a result, a major recommendation of the survey was to not provide fitness certificate for public transports that did not have no smoking signs.

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