Stop passengers on goods-laden vehicles, BRTA asks field offices
09:09 PM, April 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:22 PM, April 05, 2020

Stop passengers on goods-laden vehicles, BRTA asks field offices

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) today directed its field offices to take necessary steps to stop passengers on goods-laden vehicles during the ongoing shutdown.

The state's regulatory body for managing the transport sector has sent a letter, signed by Lokman Hossain Mollah, director (engineering) of BRTA, to all assistant directors of BRTA across the country in this regard.

The Daily Star has obtained a copy of the letter.

The government has suspended operation of all public transport till April 11 to contain spread of coronavirus in the country and carrying of passengers on goods-laden vehicles was also banned, reads the letter.

But it was seen that some goods-laden vehicles were carrying passengers, which is a punishable offence, it added.

"In such situation, you [assistant directors] are requested to take steps in consultation with district administration and police to stop carrying of passengers on goods-laden vehicles," it added.

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