Govt must fully implement road safety act, prevent crashes during upcoming Eid rush
A death is an accident only when it occurs in spite of all logical, scientific and experience-based steps taken to prevent it.
A sharp and unregulated growth of vehicles, especially motorcycles and three-wheelers, over the last few years has resulted in a spike in the numbers of road crashes and casualties.
Jatri Kalyan Samity today (September 13, 2022) alleged that passengers of public transport in Dhaka are paying an overall Tk 182.42 crore in extra fares every day.
Although the demand for railway tickets on the Chattogram-Sylhet route has been increasing every year, the authorities of Bangladesh Railway could not add a single passenger train to the route in the last two decades.
Around 400 people were dead in accidents across the country during Eid-ul-Fitr journey, according to two platforms working for commuter rights.
Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passenger welfare platform, today sought resignation of Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan for lodging complaint through his wife against travelling ticket examiner (TTE) Shafiqul Islam who fined three individuals travelling without tickets.
Alleging that Tk 8,000 crore extra fare is being looted by transport owners-workers and extortionists during the Eid journey, Jatri Kalyan Samity today (April 28, 2022) demanded stopping such anarchy in transport sector and harassment of passengers.
Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity has brought allegation of charging extra fare from passengers in all modes of transports ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha and called upon authorities to ensure hassle-free journey of the holidaymakers.
A road safety campaigner was placed on a day's remand for interrogation hours after he was arrested early yesterday in a case over extortion, a charge his wife and fellow campaigners termed “false”.
Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity urges the government to take necessary measures so that no vehicle without fitness can ply on the highways during Eid rush.