Shahin Akhter

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    Syndicate, lobbyists secure interest of transport operators: experts

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    The Road Transport Bill 2018 has considered the interest of transport owners and workers more than public interest because of a strong syndicate of government...

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    Anarchy on Dhaka streets returns

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2018

    Anarchy on Dhaka city streets returned amidst ongoing traffic week programme the Dhaka Metropolitan Police have taken in the face of school and college students’...

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    Busy BRTA offices teem with brokers

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:40pm on August 07, 2018

    Irregularities and mismanagement are there as had always been, but now that people are rushing to the busiest Bangladesh Road Transport Authority offices, either to...

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    5-year jail for death caused by reckless driving

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:10am on August 07, 2018

    The cabinet on Monday approved the draft ‘Road Transport Bill, 2018’ with a provision of maximum five-year jail and fines for rash and negligent driving...

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    Road safety directives fall on deaf ears

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:22am on August 06, 2018

    Road safety directives given at different times by the High Court, administration, law enforcement agencies and even by prime minister Sheikh Hasina saw hardly any...

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    Most bus drivers lack public service vehicle permit

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on August 03, 2018

    Fatal road accidents caused by public transports continue to take place in Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh as most drivers lack mandatory Public Service Vehicle...

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    Doubling rail routes goes slow

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:49pm on July 24, 2018

    Implementation of different projects to turn existing routes of Bangladesh Railway into double lines is at a snail’s pace mostly because of sketchy planning, uncertainty...

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    Human haulers a threat in Bangladesh capital

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:48pm on July 20, 2018

    Modified utility vehicles, known as human haulers, on busy Dhaka city roads with underage drivers and extra passengers on board are a threat to road...

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    Unskilled bikers pose threat

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:50am on July 19, 2018

    Ridesharing services using motorcycles are getting popular as they are said to save time in cities in grip of severe traffic tangles but untrained bikers...

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    BRTA transfers, postings plagued by corruption

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:45am on July 18, 2018

    Same faces work in major workstations in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet for years making the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority a den of corruption as a...