Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Buses without route-permit not to be allowed in the city: Barrister Taposh

Buses without route-permit not to be allowed in the city: Barrister Taposh

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said no buses would be allowed to ply in the city without route permit.

“No bus will be allowed to ply on city roads which do not have any route permit,” he said while presiding the inaugural function of Dhaka Nagar Paribahan Bus Service in city's Mohammadpur Bus Stand here. 

Dhaka Nagar Paribahan Bus Service-from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur under one authority-was formally launched today with an effort to restore discipline in public transport on the city streets.

On the route, 50 brand new-green-coloured buses will run on a trial basis.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the bus service virtually from the secretariat while DSCC Mayor presided over the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Taposh, also the Bus Routes Rationalization Committee (BRRC) Convener, also requested the police not to spare anyone who would try to ply the bus without route permit.

“All buses will have to ply according to their respective routes. All buses in Dhaka will have to come under the purview of bus route rationalization in phases,” he added.

He said now 50 buses have been provided from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur in Narayanganj and another 50 buses will be added soon.

“The number of buses will be increased in future considering the demand of passengers,” he continued.   

He said from now, all passengers have to collect tickets from the designated counters to ride into the buses. “Passengers cannot be transported without tickets,” he added.

Dedicating this new beginning of bus route rationalization to the late Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, Taposh said that Anisul Huq dreamt of launching public transport through bus route rationalization or company.

DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, Lawmaker Sadek Khan, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) Chairman Md Tazul Islam, Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Authority (DTCA) Executive Director Neelima Akhter and Secretary-General of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners' Association Khandaker Enayet Ullah were present, among others, on the occasion.