Govt prioritises building safe road network: Quader

Sun Online Desk

1st December, 2020 04:48:29 printer

Govt prioritises building safe road network: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the government’s priority is to build a safe and travel friendly road network to cut accidents and make journey comfortable.

He was addressing the 27th anniversary of road safety advocacy group ‘Nirapad Sarak Chai’ at Jatiya Press Club joining it virtually from his official residence on parliament premises.

Quader said the Road Transport Act 2018 is now functioning practically and it will be made completely effective soon with the cooperation of all.

He said bus stoppages are being built in a planned way to avert stopping of buses here and there.

“Unplanned speed-breakers on streets cause accidents. So, 450 unplanned speed-breakers have been removed,” he said.

The minister said as part of the modern road management, road safety audit has been introduced in Bangladesh like in other developed countries.

A road safety audit (RSA) is defined as the formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team.

He said road safety audit has been conducted in around 500 kilometer highways under Roads and Highways Department while audit programme is now underway in 300 kilometer highways.