BRTC drivers and staff of 18 depots across the country form a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to press home their ten-point demand including payment of their arrear and nationalisation of their job.
Swapan Khandokar, a passenger of a BRTC bus plying on Khulna-Barishal route on Tuesday, got on the bus in dry clothes, but by the time he reached his destination, he was drenched. The roof of the dilapidated bus constantly leaked water from the pouring rain outside, to the point where some passengers were forced to open their umbrellas inside the vehicle.
Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court order that asked it to pay compensation to the family of Rajib Hossain, who lost his right hand in a road accident and later died last month.
A Dhaka court places drivers of two buses of BRTC and Sajan Paribahan on a two-day remand in connection with an incident in which Rajib Hossain lost one of his hands after he got stuck between the two speeding buses.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that the government is mulling creating an ‘independent metropolitan communication authority’ to ease traffic congestion in different important cities including Dhaka Metropolitan City.
No one is above the law and the traffic police in Dhaka’s Farmgate area has made the exemplary move by translating the words into action. Though the Farmgate point has been an example of rampant traffic violation, not sparing unruly state-run BRTC buses prove that they are trying their best.