Many workers of the transport sector took to the streets recently to protest the enforcement of the Road Transport Act 2018, which is meant for the overall betterment of all those who travel by public transport.
Due to their baseless protests, a tactic often used by transport workers to keep buses off the roads, many across the nation continue to suffer gravely.
Among their many demands, the transport leaders and workers recommended that the mobile courts be used for creating awareness for the time being rather than enforcing the law and bringing the wrong doers to book. But for how much longer?
Time has already been provided by the authorities so that everyone can adjust to the new regulations since its implementation, yet it seems inadequate for those protesting the much needed reform.
They also demanded changes in some sections of the new act.
The fact that a law meant for the protection of lives and to ensure safety and security of those on the roads is being opposed so that the perpetrators can continue with their irregularities, seems too irrational in a civilised society.
Nishita Hossain, Independent University, Bangladesh