The High Court (HC) has directed the authorities concerned of the government to take necessary steps so that vehicles without valid fitness documents cannot collect fuel from any filling station.
The HC also ordered the law enforcers to strictly monitor so that filling stations across the country do not supply fuel to the vehicles without valid fitness documents.
During hearing a suo-moto rule, the court directed the vehicle owners, who have no valid fitness documents, to collect those documents for their vehicles in next two months.
The HC directives for collecting fitness documents must be implemented, it said.
The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam also fixed January 10 for passing further order on the issue.
Earlier in the day, the BRTA submitted a report to the HC saying that only 89,269 vehicles have collected fitness certificates in two months -- August and September -- following a High Court directive.
More than 3.9 lakh vehicles are still running without valid fitness documents, according to the report submitted by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).
The office of inspector general of police (IGP) also submitted a report to the HC saying that the law enforcers are continuously launching drives against the unfit vehicles in the country.
Deputy attorney AKM Amin Uddin Manik told the court the prime minister is concerned about the road accidents.
The PM want discipline on the roads so that accidents cannot take place.
Barrister Moyeen Firozee and Rafiul Islam appeared for the BRTA.