Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader said that popularity cannot be achieved by installing billboards. The minister ordered the authorities concerned to remove billboards from highways by August. Otherwise, the ministry will remove those from September.
He also said “We are running towards our goals. But development is not possible by taking dead bodies over the shoulder or threatening life to earn livelihood.”
However, the government issued ban on plying auto-rickshaws and three-wheelers through 22 highways across the country from August 1.
During the time, the minister claimed that initially the decision of banning three-wheelers from highways have received public support.
He also urged media persons to play role in creating public awareness regarding the government drives.
High-ups of Gazipur road department and police department, among others, were present during the minister’s visit.