Govt considering a project to prevent road accidents, Quader informs JS


SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 9, 2019 (BSS) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today told the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the government is considering about launching a pilot project proposed by the Accident Research Institute to enhance the vigilance on the roads and highways by utilizing the modern information technology to prevent the road accidents.

The minister came up with the information replying to a starred question made by a treasury bench lawmaker Mouazzam Hossain Ratan from Sunamganj-1 in the House here.

Besides, Axle Load Control Station is under operation at four spots on the highways to control the movement of overload vehicles, the minister said, adding that a project has already been formulated to set up more 28 stations with modern technologies at 21 spots.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the project on September 3, 2019, Quader said.

Referring to other programmes of the government to prevent the road accidents, the minister said a technology based Traffic Control Operational Unit will be formed under the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Project.