The enforcement of the new Road Transport Act-2018 has been eased for logical reasons, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says.
Commuters in different parts of the country have been facing immense sufferings for the fourth consecutive day following the work abstention being observed by a section of transport owners and workers demanding amendments to the new Road Transport Act-2018.
The transport strike, enforced protesting the Road Transport Act-2018, has been continuing in eight districts for the second consecutive day, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
Six mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority file a total of 88 cases under Road Transport Act-2018 in Dhaka city, on the first day of their operation.
Transport workers go on indefinite strike in eight southern and northern districts protesting the Road Transport Act-2018.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority is going to start operation of its mobile court to implement the much-talked about Road Transport Act-2018, as necessary legal complications are over now.
The government is going to enforce Road Transport Act-2018 from November 1, says Nazrul Islam, secretary of Road Transport and Highway Division.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday expressed deep concern over the government move to amend the Road Transport Act-2018 amid pressure from transport owners and workers’ associations.
The government is taking time to make the Road Transport Act-2018 effective as it faces “pressure” from the transport leaders to change some of its provisions, officials said.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Road Transport Act-2018 would come into force “right now”, an assertion that contradicts the act.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday admitted that the government could not fully implement the ban on the movement of locally-made three-wheelers' on highways due to opposition from many politicians, including public representatives.
Road Safety Foundation, a nongovernment organisation working for road safety, demands the draft of Road Transport Act-2018 should be revised in light with the recommendations of the previous road transport draft 2008.