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    Govt mulls commercial use of cars, motorcycles

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:57am on May 24, 2017

    The government is preparing a guideline to allow commercial use of cars and motorcycles for legalising different online-based transportation network companies in Bangladesh...

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    Unregistered vessels put public safety at risk

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:45am on May 21, 2017

    A huge number of vessels remain without registration, posing threat to public safety on the country’s inland waterways....

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    Lack of database major hurdle

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:47am on May 20, 2017

    Absence of any comprehensive database on road transport sector is a major obstacle to forming future policies, conducting research and finding out remedies to ensure...

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    Govt mulls further train fare hike

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:34am on May 17, 2017

    The government is going to increase train fares again, said officials. Railways minister Md Mazibul Hoque told New Age on Tuesday that they already got...

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    Formal training facilities for drivers scanty

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:02am on May 11, 2017

    The country lacks formal training facilities for drivers, contributing to the increasing number of road accidents due mostly to reckless driving...

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    Buses under six cos, nine major routes planned for city transport system

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:48am on May 04, 2017

    Dhaka North City Corporation is developing a plan to put all private buses under six companies and nine major routes in a bid to bring...

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    Non-traditional transports get good response despite ban

    Shakhawat Hossain and Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:32am on May 01, 2017

    Non-traditional transport services like carrying passengers in private cars and on motorcycles for hire are getting good response in the capital although those are yet...

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    Traffic directives fall on deaf ears

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:37am on May 01, 2017

    Most of the traffic-related directives have been unheeded for years in the capital, allowing traffic congestion, noise pollution and other public nuisances to increase over...

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    Number of motorcycles soars

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:22am on April 30, 2017

    Nagging traffic congestion and lack of public transports have abnormally pushed up the number of motorcycles in the country, increasing the recurrence of fatal accidents...

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    Draft BRTC Bill allows outsourcing services, leasing out buses

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:57pm on April 25, 2017

    The government has prepared a draft of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation Bill, 2017, empowering the corporation to lease out its buses, outsource its services to...