Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Sunday said strict action will be taken against those who will violate traffic rules.
“Vehicles should move on the streets following rules. Or else, stern action will be taken against those offenders,” he said while speaking at the inauguration programme of ‘Dhaka Nagar Paribahan’ at Mohammadpur bus depot.
The government has fixed the bus fare at Tk 2.15 per kilometer for Dhaka Nagar Paribahan bus service on the 28-km Ghatarchar-Mohammadpur-Gulistan-Motijheel-Sighboard-Kanchpur bridge route, he said.
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With the increase in population, the number of buses and minibuses has increased in the city and over 9,000 buses and minibuses are moving on 291 routes of Dhaka city, Atiq said.
“An unhealthy competition is seen among the buses of different companies due to lack of a well-planned transport system which causes both small and major accidents. So, we’ve to restore discipline in the whole transport system,” he added.