Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday announced that 8-10 buses of BRTC will be kept stand-by at Farmgate in the city to reduce the transport crisis observed in the evening.
Talking to reporters after a surprise inspection at BRTC Bhaban, the minister said it has been observed that a large number of people stand in long queue for busses at Farmgate in the evening.
“To reduce this hassle, 8-10 buses of BRTC will remain stand-by at Farmgate at that time,” he said adding that the buses will operate instantly whenever the pressure of passengers rises at that point during the afternoon.
He also informed that BRTC will launch its service on the Dhaka-Shilong-Gouhati route in the beginning of next year.
Among other notable initiatives, BRTC will priorities appointing women drivers in the coming days, he added
The minister issued show-cause notices to 28 BRTC officers for their absence during his inspection.
8-10 BRTC buses to be stand-by at Farmgate