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    Road law yet to be fully implemented after 2yrs

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:11am on September 17, 2020

    The much-talked-about Road Transport Act 2018 is yet to be fully implemented two years after its enactment. The processes of renewing and upgrading driving licences...

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    Arrest of Reshma killers, separate cycle lanes demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:27pm on August 14, 2020

    Road safety activists and city cyclists on Friday demanded immediate arrest of the driver of a microbus that hit cyclist Reshma Nahar Ratna to death...

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    Anarchy goes on as road safety demands remain on paper

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:09am on July 29, 2020

    Promises made by the authorities two years back during the countrywide student protests to keep roads safe, check major irregularities in the transport sector and...

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    Road safety still elusive

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2020

    DESPITE promises from all concerned authorities, the roads and highways remain extremely unsafe for public in Bangladesh. In 2019, at least 5,227 people were killed...

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    Safety flaws detected on Mawa highway

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:42am on February 18, 2020

    The government is scheduled to open the Dhaka–Mawa–Bhanga four-lane highway next month with ‘ineffective road safety measures’ as experts have detected engineering faults on the...

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    Form task forces to keep unfit vehicles off roads across Bangladesh: HC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:37am on February 17, 2020

    The High Court Division on Sunday directed the government to form separate taskforce headed by deputy commissioner at each district to monitor and put unregistered...

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    No drug testing system for drivers in sight in Bangladesh

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    No system for detecting the presence of drugs in drivers is in sight although the High Court gave a directive to put in place such...

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    Road agency vacancies harm service

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:29am on January 17, 2020

    More than half of the sanctioned posts in subordinate agencies of road transport and bridges ministry remain vacant affecting service delivery to the people. Road...

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    Government is far from ensuring road safety

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2020

    DEATH in traffic accidents, as road safety campaign Nirapad Sarak Chai says in its annual report, registered a sharp increase in 2019 on the 2018...

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    Steps fail to ensure road safety, better rly service in Bangladesh

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:54pm on December 27, 2019

    Safety and discipline on roads and quality railway service was elusive in 2019. Though the government made huge investments in infrastructural projects communication by road...