Tuesday, February 27

Day: November 12, 2014

Drive against unfit vehicles
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Drive against unfit vehicles

Drive against unfit vehicles Make it a regular phenomenon On November 10, the BRTA with police assistance cracked down on unfit vehicles plying Dhaka city roads. According to BRTA data, some 350,000 vehicles are operating in the country without fitness certificates, 93,000 in Dhaka city alone. While we wholeheartedly welcome this crackdown against vehicles, including public transports, that have not bothered to take fitness certificates, we remain sceptical as to whether a summary drive will achieve desired results. With many buses staying off the road altogether, all the drive managed to do was add to the woes of some 15 million residents of the capital. The crux of the problem is that the laxity with which police treats the issue of enforcing regulations with regard to vehicles carr...