The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday has issued directives to the Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakhya (RAJUK) to take legal actions against multi-storied buildings and shopping malls that are in violation of their approved designs, and designs narrowing parking zones that still get their designs approved.
The directives came from a high-profile meeting on road safety held at the PMO with Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman in the chair.
The meeting was informed that all authorities concerned have submitted their work plans on ensuring road safety and discipline on the highways to the PMO.
The meeting informed that necessary steps will be taken very soon in light of these work plans.
It also said that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has already started enforcement of the laws strictly against violators of traffic rules. The BRTA has framed their work plan and implementing that.
Meanwhile, in another meeting decision was taken to engage the scouts and girl guides to make the students and their guardians aware about traffic rules.
It decided that a leaflet containing important traffic signs, the reasons for road accidents and the responsibility of the pedestrians, the drivers of vehicles and motorbikes, passengers and the transport owners will be distributed among students of all educational institutions through the scouts and girl guides.
The scouts and the girl guides will take signatures of the guardians about obeying the directives of the leaflet and submit those to their respective educational institutions.
Apart of this, the meeting gave directives on reading out the leaflet before the Jumma prayers at all mosques of the country, publishing the information of the leaflet in the teachers’ portal and making the students aware about the traffic rule in their daily assembly.
Besides, directives have also been given on arrangements for health tests of the drivers through local administration and discussing the traffic rules in the “mothers gathering”.
Apart from the officials of the PMO, the officials from the education ministry, the DMP and Bangladesh Scouts were present at the meeting, while several divisional-level officials of eight divisions and the officials of the Scouts and Girl Guides Association were connected through a videoconference.