On the fifth day of special drive against traffic rule violators, traffic police today penalised 23 vehicles including a Dhaka University bus for taking wrong road on Dhaka’s Hair Road.
Apart from the DU bus, a Jeep of a top official of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, two private cars, six CNG run auto-rickshaws and 13 motorcycles including one of a police constable, were penalised during two-hour raid that started on 5:00pm on the busy road.
Md Alauddin, senior assistant commissioner of Ramna Zone Traffic Police, told The Daily Star they carried out the drive amid rain and would continue the move further.
Like previous days, police team took position in front of Sugandha Foreign Service Academy and started fining the vehicles plying against the traffic.
Around 5:45pm, driver of a red-colour single-decker Dhaka University bus was fined for plying against the traffic.
Police constable Ariful Islam of Protection Division of DMP was caught red-handed by their fellow colleagues.
He first tried to escape by speeding away when police in the checkpoint signalled him but another team stationed caught him.
Ariful’s motorcycle was not registered with BRTA. He claimed that it was an official motorcycle he got recently.
AC Alauddin said action will be taken whoever violates traffic rule.
Previously, cars carrying ministers, lawmakers, high-ranking civil, military and police officials, ruling party leaders and journalists used to go against traffic while others were stuck in tailbacks had become a common phenomenon on Hare Road.
The scenario has started changing gradually after police penalised a state minister, a lawmaker, several top bureaucrats, an army officer and several police officials during their drives that started on Sunday.