The government is going to enforce Road Transport Act-2018 from November 1, Nazrul Islam, secretary of Road Transport and Highway Division, told The Daily Star today.
The government has issued a gazette in this regard yesterday.
The parliament passed the act in September last year, aiming to ensure road safety. But the government did not issue any gazette making the law operative, as stipulated by the law.
Meanwhile, different transport organisations have been demanding amendments to several sections of the law, including making all offences under the law “bailable”. Several media reports said the government was going to amend the law giving into the pressure of transport leaders.
But, Nazrul Islam today said the law would come into force “as it is.”