Wednesday, July 6

Cabinet okays draft of ‘Metro Rail Bill, 2014

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the ‘Metro Rail Bill,  2014’ to give a legal framework to the overall activities of the proposed Metro Rail Project, including its operations, control and regulations.

The proposed law kept provision of Tk 1 crore fine and 10 years of imprisonment for operating metro rail without license or illegal handover of license for operating Metro Rail.

The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan briefed the reporters after the meeting.

He said that the draft law also kept provision of five years of imprisonment or Tk 50,000 fine for creating obstructions in running metro rail.