66 cases filed on first day of DSCC drive
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) yesterday filed 66 cases against drivers and imposed a fine of around Tk 1.27 lakh on the first day of a month-long drive against unfit buses.
Three mobile courts in association with Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and Dhaka Metropolitan Police carried out the drives in Golap Shah Mazar, Motijheel City Centre and Khilgaon Khidmah Hospital areas.
They also sent two unfit old buses to dumping stations and seized papers of 14 buses, said a DSCC official.
The crackdown was launched following a recent meeting between 26 service providing organisations and DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon.
The penalties were imposed as many of the drivers did not have licenses or were aged below 18. Some of the buses were also parked illegally while others had unauthorised additional seats installed, he added.
Old, unfit buses are increasing the risk of accidents and adding to traffic congestion, he said.