Govt gives directives to ensure road safety

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DHAKA, Aug 16, 2018 (BSS) – The government today gave a set of directives asking authorities concerned to take up different measures including keeping doors of the running buses always closed and stopping getting in and down of passengers without stoppage to ensure road safety in the capital.

The directives came from a meeting of Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on “Development of Traffic System in Dhaka City” at the PMO.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md. Nojibur Rahman chaired the meeting while GIU Deputy Director Mohammed Ali Nause Russel made a power-point presentation on the occasion.

The directives were given about transport management, road management, fitness and license of vehicles and dissemination of government steps through mass media.

Among the directives, the government asked the authorities concerned to take up measures to keep doors of all public transports always closed while moving and stop getting in and down of passengers without stoppage.

The directives also included showing names of driver and helper with pictures, driving license and mobile numbers at two noticeable places at vehicles by August 20 next, making mandatory the wearing of helmet for motorcycle riders and riding highest two persons on motorbikes, keeping continued the all activities of Traffic Week until next directive and introducing remote-controlled automatic electric signaling system in Dhaka city.

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