Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon all including the drivers and pedestrians to be responsible in using the roads to avoid accidents while opening a number of development projects.
“Everyone should be sensible to use the roads to avoid accidents,” she said.
The premier opened Bhulta Flyover on Dhaka-Sylhet highway, Patia Bypass Road, Satkhira Town Bypass Road, Aldi Bazar Bridge, Banar Bridge on Mymensingh-Gafargaon-Toak district highway and replacement of 13 bridges with permanent construction through a video conferencing at her official residence Ganobhaban here.
The prime minister said “It will not be wise to hold only drivers responsible for road accidents. Everyone including the drivers and road users should be conscious while driving vehicles and crossing the streets.”
Referring to the law regarding road safety enacted by her government, she said that everyone should follow the traffic rules and regulations.
The premier stressed the need for introducing education on traffic rules and regulations at school levels and said, “Students should know which sides of the roads will have to be taken to move.”
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader spoke on the occasion while PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman moderated the function.
Road Transport and Highway Division Secretary Nazrul Islam delivered a brief presentation on the development projects on the occasion.
The prime minister exchanged views with local lawmakers, administrative officers and distinguished personalities of Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Satkhira, Chattogram and Mymensing districts through the video conferencing at the function.