79 cases filed under new Road Transport Act 2018
09:47 PM, November 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:54 PM, November 19, 2019

79 cases filed under new Road Transport Act

Mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority today filed 79 cases under Road Transport Act-2018 and other relevant laws in Dhaka city on the second consecutive day of the operation.

BRTA’s seven mobile courts also fined Tk 1.19 lakh and seized documents of three motorcycles for violating the new act.

The courts conducted drives in Manik Mia Avenue, New Market, Tejgaon, Airport, Darussalam and Rampura area and some other parts in the capital, said a press release issued by the BRTA.

Yesterday, six mobile courts of BRTA filed a total of 88 cases under the new act in Dhaka and also fined Tk 1.21 lakh for violating the new act that came into effect from Sunday.

On the same day, the home ministry issued a gazette notification incorporating the Road Transport Act-2018 into the schedule of the Mobile Court Act-2009, which is much to operate mobile court.

Although the RTA came into effect from November 1 formally but BRTA mobile courts could not implement the law as the RTA was not incorporated into the schedule of Mobile Court Act.

After the gazette, the mobile court run by district administration has become able to enforce the RTA.

The transport act was approved by the president on October 8 last year. It was passed in parliament on September 19 the same year.

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