Dhaka, Nov 08 (BAN/ AD): Obaidul Quader Road Transport and Bridges Minister said no cases will be filed until Nov 14 under the new law. He added it will take one more week to make the new transport law effective. Till such time the authorities will complete adding rules to the act.
On Nov 01 new traffic Law was passed by government in the wake of unprecedented student protests after two college-goers were run over and killed by a bus in Dhaka last year. Various initiatives have been taken by the government over the years.
Obaidul Quader Road Transport and Bridges Minister said "It’s a challenging job to implement the law. We need courage, honesty and commitment to make it effective.” He also added "Punishment is imperative to bring discipline to the road. This is why people thronged the BRTA office for renewing the licences over the last several days. ”
He further said “They did not rectify themselves even after they had been transferred. Theft and corruption are in their blood.”