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Uber and BRTA to meet Tuesday

  • Published at 09:13 pm November 28th, 2016
Uber and BRTA to meet Tuesday
Nurul Islam, director of BRTA confirmed the Dhaka tribune that the meeting will be held at 12pm at the BRTA headquarters. “Uber requested to meet with us, so we agreed to conduct a meeting with them to discuss the legal complications they pose,” said Nurul Islam. Earlier, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader had refused to speak with Uber representatives who tried to reach him over the phone.
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When Uber, an e-hailing service that connects passengers with drivers, contacted the transport minister on his mobile phone Sunday afternoon, Obaidul suggested Uber should speak to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). As per the minister’s advice, Uber contacted the BRTA on Monday afternoon. BRTA responded quickly by scheduling a meeting with Uber. Earlier, Uber was declared to be illegal in Bangladesh by the BRTA.
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