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BRTA: Fitness certificates of 19% vehicles renewed in 2 months

  • Published at 01:07 pm October 23rd, 2019
Owners of vehicles are reluctant to get fitness certificates as they have to repair the vehicles first, which can be expensive Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

BRTA reports that only 89,269 out of 458,369 unfit vehicles renewed fitness certificates

Fitness certificates of only around 19% of unfit vehicles across the country were renewed in two months, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has said. 

In a report given to the High Court on Wednesday, BRTA said the certificates of 89,269 out of 458,369 vehicles were renewed after the court passed an order regarding the matter

BRTA submitted the report before the bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam.

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Earlier, on June 22, the High Court ordered BRTA to submit a report with details about 458,369 unfit buses across Bangladesh.

The HC passed the order when BRTA's Road Safety Division Director Mahbub-E-Rabbani appeared before it following a summoning.  

The court asked BRTA to submit the report within one month, with details of the buses that have license but their fitness certificates are yet to be renewed. 

The bench also ordered BRTA to submit a report about bus drivers who were driving with an expired license.