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Govt serious to restore traffic rules

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Staff Reporter
Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government is on a serious drive to restore traffic rules and remove unfit vehicles from the city streets.
Talking to reporters after a meeting of the Road Transport Advisory Committee at his ministry, the Communication Minister also noted that they have already formed two committees in this regard.
He said a committee, headed by Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Secretary Manzoor Hossain, was formed to press on bringing back traffic rules on roads.
Another committee, headed by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chairman Nazrul Islam, was formed to remove all the unfit vehicles plying the city streets, he added.
Quader said both the committees were asked to submit their reports within the next 10 days.
Further steps in this regard will be taken after March 26 when the committees will file their reports, the minister said.
The minister also informed that 60 new taxicabs will be launched in the capital on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh on April 14.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to launch the new taxicabs on Pahela Baishakh, he said.

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