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Ride-Sharing services to remain shut

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:12, May 31,2020 | Updated: 19:15, May 31,2020

 
 

Services of all ride-sharing companies would remain shut across the country until further notice, said officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
The decision was taken as it would not be possible to ensure social distancing on motorbikes and most of the vehicles under the services were yet to come under registration of the authority, they said.
BRTA chairman Md Yousub Ali Mollah told New Age on Sunday that they had sent a letter in this regard to the 12 ride-sharing companies registered under the authority.
‘It’s impossible to ensure social distancing on motorcycles,’ he said.
As most of the vehicles under the companies are not registered under BRTA it would also not be possible to check these vehicles in cases of violations of health rules, he said.
The government on March 26 imposed ban on movement of all road public transports.
Public transports including buses would resume services on Monday.

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