No helmet, no fuel, says DMP chief

No human hauler to run in city

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:50, Sep 04,2018 | Updated: 21:24, Sep 04,2018


A filling station at Allenbury in Dhaka put notice refusing to provide fuel to bikers without helmet.-- Sony Ramany

Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Tuesday said that no human hauler would be allowed to run on the streets in the city.

He said also asked the filling station owners not to provide any fuel to any motorcycle if its driver had no helmet to ensure road safety. Such measures have been introduced first in Rangapur.

Asaduzzaman Mia, at a press conference on month-long traffic management programme organised by the DMP at its media centre, also said that no bus would be allowed to stop anywhere but the designated stoppages.

Asaduzzaman Mia said they have taken a month-long campaign to bring discipline in the traffic management system.

‘Route permit of the vehicles would be cancelled in case of traffic rule violation and appointing drivers on contact basis,’ he said.

As part of some measures of bringing discipline in traffic management system, the DMP has decided to take off human haulers from the city streets under its jurisdiction as they have no road permits, he said.

No buses will also be allowed to load and unload passengers anywhere without the designated 121 bus stoppages,’ he said, adding that the buses have to keep their doors shut until reaching the next bus stoppage.

Referring to traffic mismanagement on the roads and highways, he said, ‘It will take time to bring complete discipline in the traffic management as the current situation has not been created in a day rather it is the culmination of the long time mismanagement.’

The DMP chief requested city dwellers to use zebra crossings, footbridges and underpasses while crossing the roads to avoid accidents.

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