The district's deputy commissioner (DC) at a programme yesterday urged the local transport workers to ensure safety for women passengers on the vehicles.
"You have to remain cautious so that the women and girl passengers are not harassed on the vehicles in any way by you or anyone. You will treat them as your own mother and sister," DC Md Shahidul Islam said while addressing a training session of transport workers at Brac's Probas Bondhu Office in Victoria Road of the town.
Brac Driving School arranged the training session under its project titled Safe Road for Women and Girls in association with its Safe Road and Gender Justice and Diversity Programmes.
Around 500 drivers, conductors and helpers belonging to Tangail Road Transport Workers Union took part in the three-day training programme with the slogan 'Ain mene cholbo, nirapod sorok gorbo' (We will obey rules, make roads safe).
The transport workers should be helpful to woman and girl passengers, especially while getting on or getting down from the bus, the DC said at the programme.
He urged the drivers and their helpers to obey all traffic rules for driving the vehicles properly to avoid accidents and casualties and told them to remain extra cautious when their vehicles move in front of educational institutions and when students cross the roads.
After the programme, the DC distributed certificates among the transport workers.
Mosharaf Hossain, additional deputy commissioner (General) in Tangail, Selim Ahmed, additional deputy commissioner (ICT and Education), Shahrier Rahman, NDC, Golam Kibria Boro Moni, secretary general of Tangail district bus-coach owners association, and eight executive magistrates in Tangail attended the programme, among others.
Munir Hossain Khan, district representative of Brac in Tangail, moderated the event.