DHAKA: The government decided to provide digital number plate on vehicles within five months to bring back discipline in transport sector, including reduction of road accidents.
It also decided to introduce Global Positioning System (GPS) on goods-laden vehicles.
The decision came from an inter-ministerial meeting of home, communications and shipping ministries held at home ministry in the city Wednesday.
In the meeting, a committee was formed to implement the decisions.
The committee was asked to submit a report mentioning progress of the work and place recommendations to take necessary steps within one month.
Home Minister Advocate Shahara Khatun made the disclosure after the meeting.
The home minister said a committee headed by highway department joint secretary Sajjadul Hasan was formed to bring discipline, coordination in transport sector.
BRTA deputy director was made member secretary of the committee.
The other members are a deputy secretary of home ministry, police AIG Jahirul Islam Bhuiyan, Transport Owners’ Association leader Enayetullah and Workers’ leader Osman Gani.
Authorities concerned were directed to stop vehicles’ without license to prevent road accident and vehicle hijacking on highways.
In reply to a query on introducing of Global Positioning System (GPS) on goods-laden vehicles, she said, “Though, we took decision in this regard long days ago, we have to do the process gradually.”
Shahara admitted that police face many problems to detect the hijacked vehicle as GPS not included on goods-laden vehicles.
The inter-ministerial meeting was attended, among others, by Communication and Railways Minister Obaidul Quader, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku, BRTA chairman Ayubur Rahman Khan, Transport Owners’ and Workers’ organization representatives, officials of law enforcing agencies.
BDST: 1821 HRS, MAY 30, 2012
Edited by: Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor, M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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