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  • BRTA

    BRTA: By design doomed to fail?

    Over the last seven years, the number of registered vehicles has risen from 18.5 lakh (in 2013) to 42 lakh (in 2019), but Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) only

  • BRTA

    BRTA starts registering ride-sharing firms

    The BRTA yesterday started registering ride-sharing app services, but the option to dial the emergency hotline using the app has been kept optional instead of mandatory.

  • Road Transport Law: BRTA misses 4 deadlines for drafting rules

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has failed to meet four deadlines to prepare the draft of the rules for the Road Transport Act-2018, halting implementation of the law.

  • Drive against jaywalkers in Dhaka City

    Anti-jaywalker drive resumes in Dhaka

    Authorities have launched a drive yet again to curb jaywalking in capital Dhaka. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) began the three-day special drive from today in an attempt to bring discipline among jaywalkers.

  • From digital to manual

    Fitness checks of all buses and trucks registered with BRTA Mirpur office are being done manually, as the only automated vehicle inspection system that had been working broke down three months ago.

  • High Court

    Unfit Vehicles, Unlicensed Drivers: Submit detailed info by April 30

    The High Court yesterday asked authorities concerned to submit a report before it on unfit and unregistered vehicles plying the streets and drivers without valid licences.

  • Registration of Shuprovat Paribahan bus cancelled

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) cancels registration of a bus of Shuprovat Paribahan that killed a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) at Nodda near Dhaka’s Bashundhara Residential area.

  • CNG run vehicle

    A promising initiative

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's (BRTA) proposal to make proof of cylinder retest certificate mandatory for refilling at filling stations for CNG-run vehicles is promising.

  • ride-sharing services

    Ride-Sharing Service in Capital: Govt to shut door on outside vehicles

    Vehicles registered outside Dhaka city will not be allowed to enlist with any ride-sharing company operating in the city. Besides, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has been directed to propose the highest ceiling for the number of vehicles to be enlisted with any particular ride-hailing company.

  • Ride-Sharing Services: BRTA now wants rules relaxed

    None of the 14 ride-sharing companies that sought BRTA registration have been able to fulfill the required conditions, although a guideline mentioning the conditions was put in force 10 months ago.

  • Irregularities at BRTA

    Licence Requirement: BRTA caves in to drivers' demand

    In August the government relaxed until December 31 the requirement of experience for getting licences to drive medium and heavy

  • Couldn't care less

    The government call for renewing motor vehicles' fitness certificates largely went in vain as owners of only 16 out of over 56,000 vehicles that did not obtain the certificate in more than a decade responded within the deadline of April 30.

  • Where is the concern for road safety?

    More than 55,000 vehicles, including 3,740 belonging to different ministries and government agencies, have not renewed their fitness certificates for more than a decade, according to official data. One can only assume that the actual number of such vehicles is much greater, even though some on the list may no longer be running according to BRTA.

  • 55,000 without fitness clearance

    Over 55,000 vehicles, including 3,740 belonging to different ministries and government agencies, have not had their fitness certificates renewed for more than a decade in breach of rules, official data showed.

  • Getting slow vehicles off highways

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has been directed by the government to keep highways clear of illegal vehicles like the Nosimon and Karimon that cannot run at 60kmph.

  • Illegal, but who cares?

    They consider Tata engines grossly underrated. If a “Tata human haulier” is capable of carrying double the passenger-load than what they usually do, then why not turn them into minibuses? All it needs is a little improvisation; ingenious indeed! While not lawful, this is an aspect that hardly matters as far as Dhaka streets and their diverse array of public transports are concerned.

  • Fuel price cut won't benefit passengers

    Bus operators are reluctant to reduce fares despite a cut in fuel prices.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue

    Opinion: arresting for traffic rules violation is a crazy idea

    In a country where corrupt practices dominate traffic rules and laws, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has prepared a draft law under which police would not require any warrant to arrest anyone for violation of traffic rules. Police lodge around 70,000 cases a month and there is a huge backlog of cases. Will this new law, if passed, help the situation?

  • PM may consider if tariff hike seems intolerable: Obaidul

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says if the power and gas price hike seems “intolerable” for the people, the prime minister might consider the issue.

  • Curb on unregistered motorbikes from June

    Police will crack down unregistered motorbikes from June 3, Inspector General of Police Shahidul Haque say on Sunday.

  • One more ghastly murder in the city

    IN a macabre attack with a hammer, a former college teacher was murdered in her apartment in the capital on Monday.

  • ‘Guest' kills top BRTA official’s wife in Dhaka

    Posing as guest, a man enters the house of BRTA deputy director in Mohammadpur and attacks the family members, leaving the official’s wife dead. The severely injured BRTA official and their two daughters are now undergoing treatment at hospital.