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Mobile courts to stop extra bus fares in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2022-08-07 15:12:11
Mobile courts to stop extra bus fares in Dhaka

Seven magistrates are running mobile courts on the roads of the capital from this morning to stop extra bus fares and implement new fares set by the government on Sunday (August 7).

Road Secretary ABM Aminullah Noori announced this at a press conference at Bangladesh Road Transport Agency (BRTA) building on Saturday (August 6) night.

On a question that BRTA can never implement transport fare set by the government, he told Banglanews that monitoring starts immediately after the fare is increased. 

He said BRTA magistrates were always on the roads whenever fare hiked.

BRTA Chairman Noor Mohammad Majumder claimed that their seven magistrates are always on the roads to prevent excessive fares. They operate six days a week through mobile courts on the road.

General Secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Enayet Ullah said that “our expenses have increased by 70 percent, but still we have accepted the government's decision thinking about the citizens”. 

He said Law enforcement agencies will take action if any transport collects excessive fares. 

The owner association is strict regarding this, he added.

BDST: 1512 HRS, AUG 07, 2022

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