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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...

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    Tough actions needed to ensure road safety

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    MOST of the major demands placed by the students during the countrywide movement for safe roads that erupted following the death of two college students...

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    Students’ most demands remain unmet

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:13am on December 02, 2019

    Most of the major demands of the students placed during the countrywide student protests that erupted after the death of two Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment...

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    Drivers, assistant get life term

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 03:36pm on December 01, 2019

    A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced two drivers and a helper of two buses to life term imprisonment in the case over a 2018 road...

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    Bus drivers’ drug testing postponed 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2019

    The transport owners backed out of their decision to arrange dope tests from today to detect presence of drug in bus drivers of Dhaka city...