6 buses seized, 20 cases filed, 3 buses dumped in city

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on September 02, 2018

Transport operators on Saturday seized six city service buses for running without valid documents in the capital.
Besides, law enforcers filed 20 cases against drivers and vehicles and sent three buses to dumping stations after operators sought their assistance.
Earlier, Dhaka Road Transport Owners’ Association had formed four vigilance teams to check document of vehicles and drivers following countrywide student protests.
During checking six buses were held at Saidabad bus terminal for having invalid documents, said a press release sent by the association.
At GPO point, when transport operators found some buses running without proper document, police filed 15 cases and dump three of the buses.
Police also filed five cases against five drivers at Joarshahara bus stand on Airport road.
Abul Kalam, Saidabad Bus Terminal Owners’ Association president, said they started the checking around 11:00am.
‘We found six buses running with cases against them over fitness and driving licence,’ he said and added that it was illegal to run with cases on fitness and licence documents.
They kept the buses inside the terminal after seizing them and asked the drivers to take them after the cases were withdrawn, Kalam said.
The association joint general secretary, Ashiqul Islam Ashiq, said they had found some buses of Al Mokka, Projapoti and Tetulia transports running without documents.
They also found driver of an Ajmeri Paribahan trying to overtake another bus and apologised for his action, he added.