Speakers at a meeting yesterday underscored the necessity of mobile courts to keep prices of essential commodities within the reach of consumers during Ramadan.
The meeting, held at World Trade Centre (WTC) in the city's Agrabad area, also addressed the need for keeping traffic, law and order situation under control.
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Acting Commissioner Masood-Ul-Hasan was the chief guest at the programme organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).
CCCI President Mahbubul Alam presided over the meeting attended by representatives from stakeholders including law enforcement agencies, trading bodies and transport authorities.
Speakers said the prices of essential commodities will have to be kept under control, within the reach of middle and low-income people.
Police Commissioner Masood said they have already taken initiatives centring Ramadan. He warned that strict action will be taken for violating traffic rules. “Parking vehicles in a disorderly manner will not be allowed,” he said. Also, community police will assist traffic forces in ensuring smooth flow of vehicles, he added.
CCCI President Mahbubul said he contacted the Road Transport and Bridges secretary to lessen the existing weight scale on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway for rapid transportation of goods. “I will approach him (secretary) to address the issue within a short possible time.”
Mahbubul said that prices of goods will go up if the goods-laden vehicles get stuck in gridlock on the highway for hours. He urged the authorities concerned to work sincerely to keep prices of commodities under control.