The High Court today said vehicles without valid fitness documents will not be allowed to ply the roads in Bangladesh.
The court also wanted to know from the authorities concerned how the unfit vehicles were still operating.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Inspector General of Police (IGP) have been asked to inform the court on February 17 about their action against the unfit vehicles.
The court also fixed February 17 for passing an order on this issue.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order during the hearing of a suo moto (voluntary) rule issued by this court last year.
Earlier today, BRTA submitted a report before the HC bench saying that only 1,65,764 vehicles, among 4,58,359, renewed their fitness certificates across the country.
Therefore, 2,92,595 vehicles without valid fitness documents are running on the roads till December 30 last year.
Advocate Rafiul Islam submitted the report on behalf of BRTA to the HC as per its earlier order.
What was the HC's previous order?
The HC on October 23 directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps so that vehicles without valid fitness documents cannot get fuel from any filling station.
It also ordered law enforcers to strictly monitor filling stations across the country so that they do not supply fuel to those vehicles.