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Quader: Steps after Eid to deal with Dhaka’s gridlock

  • Published at 10:34 pm June 3rd, 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

He said Eid holidaymakers are enjoying a hassle-free journey this year

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said he will talk to the mayors of two Dhaka city corporations after Eid to take steps to combat traffic congestion in the capital.

He made the statement while talking to reporters at the Secretariat on Monday, reports UNB.

The minister said although there is infrastructural development, it will not be possible to control traffic jam unless there is a change in people's mentality.

He said Eid holidaymakers are enjoying a hassle-free journey this year as all the preparations were taken to this end.

Quader said bringing discipline on roads is a big challenge.

Regarding extra fare charged by buses for Eid, he said they have urged the bus owners to make a sacrifice during the occasion as they earn all the year round. 

"But I am not sure whether it will work or not," he said.

Stating that people want hassle-free communication throughout the year, he said: "I have been arranging meetings at different departments and offices in this regard."

He said new buses of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) have contributed to easing transportation on highways this year.

As various allegations are raised against Himachal Paribahan, Quader said he has instructed the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to take action against the company.

Shah Fateh Ali Paribahan of Bogra and Hanif Paribahan have been fined for negligence, the minister added.