150 three-wheelers seized from highways in Narayanganj
Highway police seized at least 150 three-wheelers, including CNG-run auto-rickshaws and battery-run easy-bikes, from Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Sylhet highways in Narayanganj today.
The vehicles were seized for operating on highways, defying the government ban, said Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kanchpur Highway Police Station.
The OC told our Narayanganj correspondent that they seized 150 three-wheelers till 5pm today. The drive will continue till 8pm this evening.
"The government has banned three-wheelers on highways. But these three-wheelers were plying the two highways at different points," said the OC.
The OC further said they will continue the drive against three-wheelers on the highway to prevent accidents and ensure smooth traffic.
In 2015, the government banned three-wheelers on 22 national highways across the country to curb road accidents and loss of lives.