A committee headed by former shipping minister Shajahan Khan yesterday decided to take more opinions before finalising their report on preventing road accidents and bringing discipline in the road transportation sector.
The committee will hold a meeting with civil society members on March 31 and another meeting on April 3 with editors and media personalities.
“We have finalised our draft and will prepare final report with their [dignitaries and media personalities] opinion. We hope to submit our report within April 4,” Shajahan Khan told reporters at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority in the capital.
The committee has already prepared a draft report containing 111 recommendations.
But some existing laws, guidelines, and reports of other committees already cover many of the recommendations.
Shajahan denied the similarities.
The committee, in its draft report, also said the media must refrain from “spreading negative and confusing information” on road accidents.