No heavy vehicle, likes truck, lorry and covered van would be allowed on the highways across the country for three days before and after the Eid-ul-Fitr, Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary Nazrul Islam said on Thursday.
The decision was revealed at a preparatory meeting on ‘Smoothing Communication of Passenger During Eid-ul-Fitr’ at secretary’s office.This decision would ease the sufferings of the home-bound people from big cities to villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
Nazrul Islam said, “There won’t be any public suffering on the road during the Eid holidays. Trucks won’t be allowed on highways for three days before and after the Eid.”
Nazrul Islam requested the power ministry to keep CNG refueling stations open round the clock for seven days before and five days after the Eid-ul-Fitr in the meeting.
“The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) will operate mobile court on regular basis to look after the fitnessless vehicles on the highways,” he added.
According to the outcomes of the meeting, there will also be BRTA vigilance teams in capitals bus terminals to see the issue of over rent drawing by the dishonest workers.
Nazrul Islam also said that government will soon request the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) so that garment factories permit leave step by step to smooth the communication of home-bound people during Eid.