The parliamentary standing committee on home ministry has recommended taking a combined initiative in preventing road accidents in the country.
The initiative should be taken along with all departments and offices related to traffic movements on roads and highways, the committee said at its meeting yesterday, according to a press release.
It also discussed police’s imperatives in preventing road crashes and increasing the number of the law enforcing agency’s members.
The committee recommended posting more police members in Rangpur division, citing the shortage of police compared to the number of people there.
It also put emphasis on creating public awareness in curbing narcotics.
Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Md Mozammel Haque Khan, among others, was present at the meeting with the standing committee’s chief Tipu Munshi in the chair.