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  • Road Transport Law: BRTA misses 4 deadlines for drafting rules

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has failed to meet four deadlines to prepare the draft of the rules for the Road Transport Act-2018, halting implementation of the law.

  • BRTA graft: 4 brokers jailed in Bogura

    Four brokers have been jailed in Bogura on charges of being involved in corruption at the local office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

  • From digital to manual

    Fitness checks of all buses and trucks registered with BRTA Mirpur office are being done manually, as the only automated vehicle inspection system that had been working broke down three months ago.

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    HC seeks reports on unfit vehicles from BRTA

    The High Court asks Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to submit a report before it on the unfit vehicles plying the streets across the country and drivers without valid license.

  •  70,000 vehicles have not renewed fitness certificates for 10 years; BRTA to cancel registration if not renewed by May

    Take unfit vehicles off the roads

    Damning reports along with horrendous pictures about the state of our transport sector were published in all our major national dailies yesterday.

  • BRTA suspends plying of Suprobhat Paribahan and Jabal-e-Noor buses

    BRTA suspends plying of Suprobhat, Jabal-e-Noor buses

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has suspended operations of all buses of Suprobhat and Jabal-e-Noor on Dhaka routes until further directives.

  • Irregularities at BRTA

    ACC drives in 4 Districts: Irregularities found at BRTA offices

    The Anti-Corruption Commission found irregularities in Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's offices in Dhaka's Ekuria, Khulna, Sylhet and Pabna yesterday.

  • Obaidul Quader's Sickness

    'Want a corruption-free BRTA'

    Obaidul Quader took charge of Communication Ministry, now Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, on December 5, 2011 and at a programme at BRTA headquarters on December 27 that year, ordered to put a stop to activities of “brokers” in the organisation.

  • Irregularities at BRTA

    Better hire a consultant

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) said it was unable to frame the rules for the Road Transport Act-2018 and asked the ministry concerned to hire a consultant instead.

  • Irregularities at BRTA

    Driving Licence-Seekers: BRTA struggles to handle rush

    The number of driving licence-seekers has seen a sharp rise following the unprecedented student protest for road safety in July-August, and the authorities are struggling to cope with the pressure due to inadequate training facilities and manpower.

  • Jaywalkers not spared

    A mobile court of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) yesterday shifted its focus on jaywalkers, as drives against traffic rule violators went on in Dhaka and Chittagong.

  • LGED engineer arrested red-handed

    ACC should act, not warn

    We are perplexed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman's comment made at a discussion recently that the anti-graft body is keeping a close watch on the corrupt practices that are rampant amongst officials of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

  • Money Embezzlement in Bangladesh

    'Graft-ridden' BRTA in ACC's radar, warns Iqbal Mahmood

    Cautioning corrupt officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday said they are sparing the "graft-ridden" state-run organisation for the time being on strategic grounds.

  • Road Transport owners

    Transport owners, workers conduct drives against unfit vehicles

    A vigilance team comprising of transport owners and workers are checking vehicles at Dhaka’s Manik Mia Avenue where Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) is also conducting drives simultaneously.

  • Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

    Home secy, IGP, BRTA chief face contempt rule

    The High Court issues a contempt of court rule against the home secretary, inspector general of police (IGP) and chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on charge of not implementing its order over installing speed governor seals in all motor vehicles.

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    BRTA to remain open six days

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) decides to keep its all circle offices open for 12 hours every day, except Friday, in order to provide its services properly.

  • people queue up for renewing their licences and fitness certificates

    Long lines at BRTA

    A huge number of people are turning up at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's (BRTA) office in Mirpur for driving licences and fitness certificates, creating a huge gathering there, with agitating students checking vehicle documents last few days.

  • Dhaka Airport Road Accident

    Registration of 2 ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ buses cancelled

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) cancels the registration of two buses of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' amid public outrage over the death of two college students in a road crash on Airport Road on Sunday.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will retain power

    Death of 2 Students: Take action against the culprits, says PM

    The Prime Minister's Office yesterday directed the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to take legal action against those responsible for Sunday's road crash that took the lives of two college students and left several others injured.

  • Number of motorcycles doubled in Dhaka

    Bikes in Dhaka doubled in 8yrs

    Though the number of motorcycles doubled in Dhaka over the last eight years, experts have suggested controlling the two-wheeler as it is a "very risky mode of vehicle".

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    Vigilance teams for 3 top bus terminals in Dhaka formed

    The government has formed three vigilance teams for three major bus terminals of Dhaka to ensure safe and hassle-free journey for holidaymakers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Authority

    BRTA drive: 51 vehicles fined in Dhaka

    Owners of 51 vehicles are so far fined by two mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) at Manik Mia Avenue in Dhaka for violating traffic rules and regulations.

  • BRTA Drive against unfit vehicles

    Owners of 102 unfit vehicles fined in Dhaka

    The mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) fines owners of 102 vehicles for plying those on Dhaka streets without fitness certificates.

  • 55,000 without fitness clearance

    Over 55,000 vehicles, including 3,740 belonging to different ministries and government agencies, have not had their fitness certificates renewed for more than a decade in breach of rules, official data showed.

  • Getting slow vehicles off highways

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has been directed by the government to keep highways clear of illegal vehicles like the Nosimon and Karimon that cannot run at 60kmph.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Review meeting on mass transport tomorrow: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says a review meeting on mitigating recent crisis in the mass transport sector will be held tomorrow at BRTA office in Dhaka.

  • No ‘Sitting Service’ in Dhaka from tomorrow: BRTA

    No passenger bus will be allowed to ply the city streets in the name of 'Sitting Service' or 'Gate Lock' from tomorrow, BRTA chairman says.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM to inaugurate 2 four-lane highways July 2

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Dhaka-Chittagong and Joydebpur-Mymensingh four-lane highways on July 2, the road transport and bridges minister says.

  • Digital driving licence to be costlier by 50%

    The cost of digital smart card driving licence is likely to go up by about 50 percent following Cabinet Purchase Committee's approval of a tender proposed by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

  • Obaidul Quader

    New bus fare now effective from May 20

    A day after the new bus fare was in effect, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the reduced fare will be implemented from May 20.

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