Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will launch ‘Eid special service’ from Friday (April 14, 2023) to ensure smooth and comfortable journey of Eid holidaymakers like the previous year. The special service will continue till April 23, said a release of BRTC on Tuesday (April 11, 2023). The selling of advance tickets of BRTC buses began on April 9 from Motijheel, JoarShahara, Kalyanpur, Gabtoli, Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Jatrabari, Gazipur and Narayanganj bus depots (Chashara). Tickets of journey on Dhaka-Khulna, Daudkandi, Damudya, Dinajpur, Rangpur and Netrokona routes will be available from Motijheel Bus depot. Read: Eid vacation extended by a day The passengers can avail their BRTC tickets from Kalyanpur depot for using Dhaka-Rangpur, Panchagarh, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Netrakona, Ranisankail, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur routes. The tickets for the buses on Dhaka- Bhanga, Gopalganj, Barishal, Doshmina, Aricha, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Aricha and Paturia and Jashore routes will be available at Gabtoli Depot while tickets for Dhaka-Poyshar Haat, Bishwa Road-Panchdona, Rangpur, Naogaon, Joypurhat, Tangail, Mymensingh and Bogura routes can be purchased from Joarshahara Bus Depot. People can purchase their desired tickets from Mirpur Bus Depot for journey on Dhaka-Barishal, Rangpur, Kushtia, Bogura, Kurigram, Dinajpur, Mymensingh and Naogaon routes while tickets for Dhaka-Shariatpur, Faridpur, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Bogura and Naogaon routes will be available at Mohammadpur bus depot. Read More: Sadarghat launch terminal to see 27 lakh passengers’ pressure during Eid: Nat’l Committee Meanwhile, tickets for the routes of Bishwa Road-Pachdona, Tangail, Netrakona, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon and Kurigram route will be available from Gazipur bus depot while tickets for Dhaka-Rangpur, Shariatpur routes will be available from Jatrabari Bus depot. Tickets for the route of Dhaka-Gosairhat, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, Nilphamari, Naogaon, Bogura, Gaibanhda and Pabna will be available from Narayanganj bus depot while Narsingdi-Madaripur, Charmuguria and Rangpur routes will be available at Narsingdi bus depot. Besides, 60 buses will remain standby at different depots or terminals for providing emergency services from April 18, it said. Read More: Heavy traffic expected on Sirajganj highway if renovation work not completed before Eid
Two people were dead and two were injured after a bus rammed into a battery-run auto-rickshaw in Cumilla's Daudkandi upazila on Friday morning. The deceased were identified as Yakub Ali, 30, son of Billal Hossain at Malikhil village in Daudkandi upazila, and Jotsna Begum, 55, wife of Abul Kashem in Chhotana village of Devidwar upazila. The injured Nusrat Jahan,7, and auto driver Mazarul,38, were first admitted to Gouripur Hospital. Later, they were sent to Dhaka as their condition deteriorated. Also Read: 2 killed, 15 hurt on Barishal-Patharghata highway after bus crashes into tree Md Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Daudkandi Highway Police Station, said a Cumilla-bound bus of Tisha Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw in Dighirpar area on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway around 11:30 am, leaving Jotsna Begum dead on the spot. Yakub Ali died on the way to the hospital, added the OC. Police seized the bus but its driver and helper managed to flee the scene, said the officer, adding that legal action will be taken in this regard.
Dhaka Nagar Paribahan bus on two new routes- No 24 and 25- will be launched coordinating with Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development (Line-6), said Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh. “Metro rail has already been launched. Therefore, we have taken the decision that we will operate bus service on the two new routes in coordination with the MRT service. We discussed and reviewed the details of the two new routes in today's meeting”, said the mayor. The DSCC mayor, also president of the Bus Route Rationalization Committee, made the comment while exchanging views with media personnel after the 26th meeting of the Bus Route Rationalization Committee at Buriganga hall of DNCC head office at Nagar Bhaban. Replying to a question from a journalist the mayor said, “We are seeing some irregularities. We have especially noticed the trend of travelling the bus without a ticket. But it won’t be allowed in Dhaka Nagar Paribahan anyhow. Everyone must buy a ticket. We have given strict instructions in this regard in today's meeting .” Mentioning that strict measures will be taken to maintain the quality of passenger service and ensure discipline in Nagar Paribahan, Taposh said, “We have discussed the matter. The BRTC assured that the buses for Dhaka Nagar Paribahan will run only their fixed routes. These buses won’t be allowed to be used anywhere else.” “We will give a show cause notice to Trans Silva. For that we will give them 15 days. If they show inability or fail to provide this service as per the prescribed rules and regulations, then we will cancel the contract,” he said. If Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) agrees, then the service will be operated by BRTC as an alternative, the DSCC mayor added. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said the passes that metrorail passengers have can be also used for all Nagar Paribahan buses and the decision was taken in today's meeting. “City dwellers can travel on metrorail and Nagar Paribahan buses with the same pass,” he said. Fifty buses will run initially on these two routes, the DNCC mayor added. Executive Director of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority Sabiha Parveen, Chairman of BRTA Noor Mohammad Majumdar, BRTC Chairman Md. Tajul Islam, Chief Executive Officer of Dhaka South City Corporation Md. Mizanur Rahman, Joint Police Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (South) SM Mehdi Hasan and other members of the committee were present. The 2 new Nagar Paribahan routes are Route No. 24: Ghatarchar - Basila - Mohammadpur Bus Stand - Shishu Mela - Agargaon – From Mirpur 10 Via Kalsi Flyover to Airport - Jasimuddin – Abdullahpur and Route No. 25: Ghatarchar- Basila- Mohammadpur bus stand- Asadgate- Manik Mia Avenue - Khamarbari -Vijay Sarani -Jahangir Gate- Shaheen School- Mohakhali -Kakali- Banani Flyover via Regency- Airport- Jasimuddin- Abdullahpur.
A fire that quickly tore through a bus at the Banglamotor intersection of the capital Monday night was brought under control after more than 30 minutes, authorities said. Fortunately, no casualties were reported till the filling of this report. The blaze began around 9:30pm inside a bus of Saintmartin Paribahan. The vehicle engulfed in flames as plumes of thick, black smoke rose. Read more: Woman, daughter burned in N’ganj fire
Two people were killed as a speeding bus crashed into their motorcycle on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur Monday, police said. The two people killed were identified as Limon, 25, of Hajipur village of Barodargah union of the upazila and Roman, 26, of Shantipur village of Mithapukur upazila. The accident occurred around 4pm as Rangpur-bound Diganta Paribahan hit the motorcycle near the Ghoshpur area, Zakir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Pirganj Police Station, said. Limon and Roman died instantly from the impact of the crash, he added. Read more: Student killed as truck runs over him in Chuadanga
Buses plying Dhaka's Mirpur route will operate under e-ticketing from Sunday (November 13, 2022). Khandkar Enayet Ullah, general secretary of the Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association, disclosed this information at a press conference on Saturday. A total of 60 companies' buses will operate in Dhaka city from January 31, while 97 companies' buses for Dhaka and its suburbs will switch over to e-ticketing from next February 28, he said. Read more: Strike halts bus services between Dhaka and 5 southern districts ahead of BNP's Faridpur rally The rationale being pushed through this is that it will end the unequal competition in ticketing. Contractual vehicle movements will also be stopped. The third reason is to bring transport workers under a regularised payroll system. All should come under e-ticketing, Enayet Ullah added. Read more: BRT’s move to ditch e-buses for diesel raises eyebrows
The government has reduced the fares of inter-district and long route buses by Tk 5 paisa per kilometre after fuel prices were lowered by Tk 5 per litre. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's (BRTA) head office in the capital’s Banani on Wednesday, said Road Transport and Highways Secretary ABM Amin Ullah Nuri. The new prices will be effective from Thursday, he added. The fares for inter-district and long routes buses and mini buses will be decreased to Tk 2.15 per kilometre from the existing Tk 2.20 per kilometre. The bus fare in Dhaka has decreased to Tk 2.45 per kilometre from the existing Tk 2.50 per kilometre. The minimum bus and mini buses fares in Dhaka have been fixed at Tk 10 and Tk 8 respectively. Read: Fuel price hike: Govt raises bus fares On Monday, the government lowered fuel prices by Tk5 per litre 23 days after raising them by up to 51.68 per cent. Prices of diesel and kerosene will now be Tk109, petrol Tk125, and octane Tk130 per litre at the filling stations, State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told UNB. On August 6, BRTA increased fares of inter-district and long route buses by 22 percent and 16.27 percent in Dhaka as the government increased fuel prices to a record high amid the volatility in the global market. Diesel and kerosene retail prices were fixed at Tk114, petrol at Tk130 per litre and octane at Tk135 per litre.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) received a bus from Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as a gift under UEFA Assist Infrastructure Project 2021-22.The bus was officially inaugurated Wednesday afternoon at the BFF House in Motijheel. BFF vice presidents Ataur Rahman Manik, Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi, FIIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron were, among others, present at the function. Read: BFF sign 3-year MoU with AIUB for developing booters’ educational skillsThe BFF officials thanked two continental football bodies --UEFA and AFC --for proving the bus to BFF. The BFF got the bus through its Asian body AFC.
Three people were killed and several injured as a bus hit a trolley on Dhaka-Kuakata highway in Bakerganj upazila of Barishal on Monday, said police. The deceased were identified as trolley driver Zohirul Talukdar, 25, his helpers-Rakib, 23, and Bayezid, 25. The accident occurred around 10:30 am when the Barishal-bound bus of ‘Humayra Paribhahan’ crashed into the trolley on the highway and plunged into a roadside ditch, said Abul Kashem, leader of Bakerganj Fire Station. Read:Roads turning more perilous: 10 people killed in Barishal in 24 hours The accident left the trolley driver dead on spot as the vehicle overturned after being hit by the bus, he added. The two injured were rushed to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared the duo dead, said Alaudding Milon, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bakerganj police station. Several passengers of the bus were injured and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, he added. Police seized the vehicles but the bus driver managed to flee the scene, the OC added.
A police case has been filed in connection with the Dhaka Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) girder tragedy that claimed the lives of five people, all of a family, on Monday. The FIR for causing death due to negligence does not name anyone but lists the crane operator and the company responsible for the project, China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd, police said. "The case was filed at Uttara west police station on Monday night on a complaint from Afran Mondol, the brother of two of the deceased -- Fahima and Jhorna," said Md Mohsin, the station's officer-in-charge. “The crane operator and China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd have been listed in the FIR,” said the OC. "Police will investigate if the negligence of the crane operator and others concerned led to the accident." Also read: BRT kills again: 5 crushed inside car as girder falls off crane On Monday, the five, including two children, died after one girder of the BRT project fell on their private car. A newlywed couple also travelling in the same car, fortunately escaped death. The deceased were identified as Rubel, 50, Fahima, 40, her sister Jhorna, 28, and Jhorna's two children Jannat, 6, and Jakaria, 2, said Yeasin Gazi, inspector of Uttara west police station. Rubel's son Hridoy, 26, and his wife Ria Moni, 21, escaped with serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital. "They are currently out of danger," said the officer. Fahima was Ria Moni's mopther said her brother, Afran Mondol. The accident occurred around 4.15pm when the girder of the Gazipur Expressway fell on the car from a crane while it was being moved in front of Gazipur Paradise Tower, he added. Also read: Falling crane kills BRT project worker in Gazipur Firefighters recovered the five bodies from the ill-fated car and handed those over to the police. A family member said Hridoy and Ria Moni got married on Saturday and were going to the latter's house in Gazipur, along with five other relatives, in the car that afternoon. Hridoy's father Rubel was driving the car when the girder fell on the vehicle. The tragedy occurred exactly a month after a worker was killed by a falling crane in the Gazipur part of the project. Also, last year, six workers escaped with injuries after a part of a launching girder collapsed near them, close to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.