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25 bus companies at risk

BRTA recommends cancelling route permit

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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25 bus companies at risk

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has recommended cancellation of the route permit of 25 bus companies in the capital for repeatedly overcharging passengers and violating rules.

A list of companies was sent to Dhaka Metro Regional Transport Committee with the recommendation on Thursday, said BRTA officials.

The companies are Basumati, Raida, Poristhan, MM Lovely, Anabil, Alif, Labbaik, Turag, Balaka, Sadhin, Projapoti, Rajanigandha, Shikha, Akash, Ajmeri, Manjil, Prabhati Banasree, Asmani, Prochesta, Victor, Midline,, Rajdhani, Gulistan-Gazipur and VIP Paribahan.

The BRTA made the move as executive magistrates found that the buses of the companies were violating rules again and again by overcharging passengers.

The executive magistrates made the list of the buses as per their findings.

BRTA started conducting mobile court drives in the capital after the government increased the fares of diesel-run buses by 27 percent to adjust the hike in fuel prices.

The executive magistrates have found huge irregularities and evidence of overcharging the passengers.

The BRTA mobile courts fined a total of 1,408 buses Tk 5.7 million between Oct 8 and Dec 9.

Among the buses, 80 are CNG-run and 1,328 diesel-powered. Another 56 buses were sent to dumping stations for non-payment of fines and operating without route permits.