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12:00 AM, September 02, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:17 AM, September 02, 2018

Unfit Vehicles: Transport owners, workers resume drives

Vigilance teams of transport owners and workers yesterday resumed checking documents of vehicles and drivers at several points in the capital after an around two-week Eid break.

Meanwhile, traffic police filed at least four cases against four drivers for not having valid driving licences while plying Airport Road in Shewra area.

Three vehicles were impounded in GPO area while another team in Sayedabad terminal prevented 15 vehicles from plying the road for not having proper documents, said a member of the vigilance team.

The drive would continue, he added.

Dhaka Road Transport Owners' Association (DRTOA) President Abul Kalam said they checked over 500 vehicles at Mohakhali bus terminal and found that all the vehicles had valid papers.

On August 8, in light of the recent student protest demanding safe roads, DRTOA decided not to allow anyone run services on the basis of daily contracts with drivers and helpers, and to abolish the system. They also decided to check documents at the terminals.

The next day, it formed four vigilance teams to conduct its raids.

Meanwhile, the traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police filed 2,921 cases and collected around Tk 15.46 lakh in fines during a daylong drive against traffic rule violators in Dhaka on Friday.

Some 30 vehicles were also dumped, reports UNB.

In Natore, the district administration yesterday conducted drives to stop unauthorised vehicles on Natore-Pabna-Rajshahi highway.

Two mobile courts in Bonbelghoria area of Natore Sadar upazila filed 12 cases and collected Tk 3,700 from 12 drivers, reports our correspondent.

Shaheena Khatun, deputy commissioner of Natore, said the drive would continue.

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