A circular bus service which will run on Dhanmondi-New Market-Azimpur route hit the roads today in a bid to bring down traffic jam in Dhanmondi and nearby areas.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the circular bus service near Kalabagan Bus Stand.
The service will run with some 20 air-conditioned BRTC buses initially, which will take and drop passengers from 36 points on a circular route, the mayor said after launching the service.
This service is part of a plan of the Bus Route Rationalisation committee which was formed to bring city bus service under discipline.
The lowest fare is Tk 10, from the first stop to the second, while the highest fare is set at Tk 30, the officials present during the inauguration programme said.
“This service will not only ensure security and discipline on the roads of Dhanmondi, it will also reduce traffic congestion around Dhanmondi,” the mayor said.
While addressing the inauguration programme, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said “People have become much more aware now. Around 97 to 98 percent bikers now use helmets but discipline is still absent in the public transport sector. But I hope with these initiatives, the discipline on roads will become evident in 15 days.”