Public transportation system needs urgent attention | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 19, 2019

Public transportation system needs urgent attention

Reckless driving by bus drivers in Dhaka claims a lot of innocent lives on the roads of our capital. Many of the public transport vehicles are unfit, often without proper paper work. And when the traffic police do stop them, either the meagre fines fail to have any impact on the transport owners or a simple bribe allows the drivers to continue with the day as usual.

The fume from the exhaust pipes of the buses create a lot of pollution as well. If the vehicles were fit it would make the air we breathe significantly better. Anybody who commutes in Dhaka will easily be able to relate with the issues discussed above, yet it seems the authorities have left the situation unattended.

It is high time, the concerned authorities focused on ensuring strict laws on the public transport system. I hope the concerned authorities take the necessary measures immediately so that the residents of the capital can commute with ease.

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