Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said some 400 new buses will be imported to ease the capital's transport crisis.
"More buses are needed to resolve the city's transport crisis. The decision to procure 400 additional buses will be taken in the first week of May. The Dhaka North City Corporation mayor will sit with the transport owners in this regard," he said.
The minister was talking to reporters after inaugurating the operation of “Silk Line Travels” on the Dhaka-Chittagong route at Manik Mia Avenue.
Replying to a query, Quader said the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority will serve notices on the owners who kept their buses off the roads during BRTA's drive against special bus services.
BRTA Chairman Md Moshiar Rahman said they were preparing a list of such vehicles.