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Quader claims traffic on highways turned normal

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Staff reporter
Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday claimed the traffic situation on highways has turned comparatively normal ahead of Eid as the government has taken necessary steps to ease the journey of homebound people during the vacation.
He said this while inspecting the activities of BRTA (Bangladesh Road Transport Authority) mobile court at Farmgate intersection in the capital.
Although traffic congestion in Dhaka city could not be reduced, communications on highways have become normal as the engineers of Roads and Highways Department (RHD) are instantly moving for repair works wherever problems are reported, he said.
The minister also noted that motorbikes are one of the major causes of traffic congestion and accidents and have become a ‘veritable threat’ to city roads.
The BRTA has been instructed to find out how many motorbikes are plying roads without the registration and how many of the bikers are not wearing helmets, he added.
Noting that rowdy biking going on the city roads, Quader said stern steps will be taken against the tendency of biking on footpaths.
Besides checking the rowdy driving by bikers, he said, the BRTA will continue to conduct its mobile court drives to stop the movement of all kinds of unfit vehicles as well as vehicles without licenses.