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Quader: Vigilance teams working for smooth Eid journey

  • Published at 09:26 pm June 9th, 2018
  • Last updated at 09:32 pm June 9th, 2018
FIle photo of Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Odaidul Quader Dhaka Tribune

The roads transport minister asked the drivers not to drive their vehicles on the wrong side

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said three vigilance teams are working to ensure smooth journey for the home-bound people during the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation.

“There would be no traffic tailback on the roads and highways during the Eid . . . Three vigilance teams and some other monitoring committees are working to ensure a smooth journey during the Eid,” he said.

The minister made the statement while talking to reporters after a view-exchange meeting with the police, transport owners and leaders at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) office at Elenbari in Dhaka on Saturday.

Quader, also Awami league general secretary, urged all the authorities concerned to take special care so that no unfit vehicles become the root cause of traffic congestion on the street.

The roads transport minister asked the drivers not to drive their vehicles on the wrong side, talk over the phone while driving and ply goods-loaded vehicles during the three days of Eid.

Blaming people’s mindset for the frequent road crashes, he said: “If we want to remove traffic jam on the street, we all have to change our mindset first.”

Replying to a query, the minister said the vigilance and monitoring teams will oversee the situation of the bus stands or vehicles to check that excessive fare are not collected from passengers and also ensure that vehicles do not carry passengers beyond the capacity.

BRTA Chairman Mohammad Mashiur Rahman and Secretary General of Bangladesh Transport Association Khandker Enayet Ullah, among others, were present.