Govt. forms committee to monitor road safety measures

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DHAKA, Aug 20, 2018 (BSS) – The government today formed an 18-member
committee, headed by the Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
Sajjadul Hassan, to monitor implementation of various measures undertaken by
the government to ensure road safety.

The PMO issued a circular to this end today to improve the traffic system
across the country including the capital.

The circular said that the committee could co-opt any member if necessary
while the Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) of the PMO will give secretarial
support to the committee.

The other members of the committee are – executive director of the Dhaka
Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA), Additional Press Secretary of the
PMO, Additional Secretaries (district and field administration) of the
Cabinet Division, Ministry of Public Administration, Local Government
Division, Roads and Highways Division, Ministry of Housing and Public Works,
Public Safety Division, Ministry of Information, Chief Engineer of the Roads
and Highways Department, Chairmen of BRTA, BRTC and RAJUK, CEOs of Dhaka
South City Corporation and Dhaka North City Corporation, Additional Police
Commissioner (traffic) of DMP and Director General (admin) of PMO.

Under the terms of reference of the committee, the circular said the
committee will monitor and supervise the implementation of the directives
given by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure road safety and discipline in
the roads and highways.

The committee will also monitor and review the operations of determining
the immediate tasks related to road safety identified by various agencies for
improving the overall traffic management, monitoring the implementation of
various short and mid-term plans undertaken by various agencies, supervising
and monitoring the operations of formulating local-based work plan at
different city corporations, towns and district level.

The committee will also coordinate the operations of various voluntary
organizations like scouts, girls’ guide, Red Crescent for ensuring road
safety, determining other issues relating to road safety and traffic
management and thus monitoring their implementation progress, and any other
matter to be considered by the committee.

This order will come into effect immediately for public interest, added the
circular.

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