Shahin Akhter

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    Govt directive neither followed, nor monitored

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:42am on July 22, 2017

    The government’s directive to add four more wheels on trailers, intended to check overloading on country’s highways, is neither being followed nor monitored...

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    Rly secondary tracks to have optical fibre-based teleco system

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:35am on July 22, 2017

    Bangladesh Railway is planning to bring its secondary tracks under the optical fibre-based telecommunications system for smooth and safer passenger and goods services...

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    Road traffic turns unwieldy as rail, waterways underused

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    Dhaka’s railway and waterway networks are underused and bear marks of negligence on the part of the authorities concerned in making them popular...

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    Vehicles with extra bumper, angle, hook defy orders

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:38am on July 10, 2017

    Movement of modified trucks and covered vans still remains rampant on highways and roads in defiance of the High Court and the government’s repeated orders...

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    City buses go desperate

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    Bus operators seem to have become desperate, as if in competition of traffic rule violation, in the absence of enforcement, leading to frequent accidents in...

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    Road ministry introduces apps

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:26am on July 03, 2017

    The road transport and bridges ministry has introduced an online-based live traffic adviser system for the first time to monitor the country’s highways and provide...

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    Pvt vehicles can run commercially

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:31am on July 01, 2017

    The government has prepared the draft Ridesharing Service Guideline allowing commercial use of private passenger vehicles, including cars and motorcycles, on a trial basis....

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    Rush for home kicks off ahead of Eid

    Shahin Akhter and Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    Greater number of people left the capital for their countryside homes on Thursday, to celebrate Eid. On the evening of Thursday, the last working day...

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    Fear of bumpy Eid journey grows

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:25am on June 20, 2017

    Apprehension about hazardous Eid journey grows as many of the national highways have worn out at many points creating potholes after days of torrential rain...

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    People suffer amid traffic tangles

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2017

    Illegal parking, people’s rush to shopping malls, water-logging and lack of law enforcement, all these have combined to render traffic in the capital into a...