Body formed to discipline city transport

Staff Correspondent

11 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

A 10-member committee has been formed to bring discipline in Dhaka city’s transport sector.

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon has been made convener of the newly-formed committee and Panel mayor of Dhaka north its joint convener.

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperative Ministry issued a gazette in this regard on Monday.

Speaking at a press confrere at Nagar Bhaban on Monday, the DSCC mayor said it may require two years to bring discipline in public transport in the capital.

“It is not possible to bring discipline in 4,500 public transports in a day. The committee will start its operation soon and I think it will have been done within two years”, the mayor said.

 “A draft has been made to this end during the late mayor of Annisul Huq. We follow the draft and if requires we will add, deduct and amend the draft,” added the new committee chief further.

 He also said, “One of the reasons of traffic jam on city road is private vehicles but there is direction on private car. As BRTA has in our committee we will discuss in detail.”

Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Authority executive director Khandakar Rakibur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of DSCC Khan Mohammad Bilal, Secretary of DSCC Md. Shahabuddin Khan, Chief Waste Management Officer of DSCC  Air Commodore Md Jahid Hossain, Chief Health Officer Brig Gen. (Dr.) Sheikh Salahuddin were present at the press conference.

Other members of the committee are chairman of Bangladesh Roads Transport Authority, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner, public transport expert Dr SM Saleh Uddin, secretary general of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners’ Association, president of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation and executive director of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority.

The committee has been tasked with introduction of new system to conduct bus service and have been asked to inform the development to Prime Minister Office, the local government division and Road Transport and Highways Division.