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Relief on Dhaka streets due to less traffic during Ashura holiday

RAB's air wing director injured in Nawabganj helicopter crash succumbs in Singapore hospital

Uttara garage blast: 7 out of 8 burnt dead, remaining person critical

No decision yet on train fare hike

Ashura: Traditional tazia procession ends with mourning

High Court orders to display fare chart at all bus stops

Dhaka, January 24: The High Court has directed to post the list of public transport fares in visible places of all bus and minibus stands across the country. Besides, the court asked the appropriate authorities to take action against the BRTA for not collecting the extra rent. It has been directed to take action in this regard within the next one month. A bench of the High Court comprising Justice Mamunur Rahman and Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order on Monday (January 24).

Metro Rail trial run starts on Uttara-Agargaon route

Own representative, Dhaka, December 10: As a part of the Performance Test, Metro Rail has started plying from Uttara to Agargaon at a maximum speed of 15 kmph. The distance from Uttara to Agargaon section is 11.58 kilometers. It took an hour and a half to cross this road on Thursday (December 9). The train stopped at Uttara North, Uttara Center, Uttara South, Pallabi, Mirpur-11, Mirpur-10, Kazipara and Shewrapara stations and reached Agargaon at 12:47 pm.

Both driver and passenger to be punished if ride shared with contract

Dhaka, October 28: If the contract-based passenger is transported without sharing the ride in the app, action will be taken against the concerned driver and passenger as per the law. At the same time, according to the policy of ride sharing service, BRTA will take action against the ride sharing company and the driver if they take more than the fixed fare.

May impose a stricter lockdown if situation demands: Quader

Dhaka, August 9: The government is relaxing the lockdown in the interest of human life and livelihood. Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has said that a strict lockdown may be imposed again considering the situation. He said this while attending a function at Tejgaon Sarak Bhaban on Monday.

Toll of Tk 2.75 crore collected in a day at Bangabandhu Bridge during lockdown

Dhaka, August 2: Even with a hard lockdown in place, authorities at the Bangabandhu Bridge collected toll amounting to Tk 2,78,53,310 in a day as 37,940 vehicles crossed the stretch. Ahsanul Kabir Pavel, executive engineer of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority's Bangabandhu Bridge site office, said on Monday (August 2).

If the supply of vaccines in India increases, Bangladesh will also get it: Indian High Commissioner

Dhaka, July 18: If the coronavirus vaccine supply in India increases, Bangladesh will also be vaccinated, Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami told reporters on his way to India through the Akhaura International Immigration Checkpost in Brahmanbaria on Sunday (July 18) at 8 am.

People venturing out without valid reasons during lockdown to be arrested, say police

Dhaka, June 30: Police will arrest anyone who leaves the house without any reason. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam made the remarks at a press conference at the DMP Media Center on Minto Road in the capital on Wednesday (June 30) at 12 noon.

Dhaka rickshaw pullers making profits as other modes of public transport stalled to curb Covid-19 infections

Dhaka, June 29: Rickshaw pullers in Dhaka are witnessing a sharp rise in their fortunes as other modes of public transport have been been stalled by authorities, in an attempt to flatten the north-heading Covid-19 graph.

12 coaches of Metrorail to arrive together

Dhaka, June 3: A set of six coaches has arrived in the country from Japan in the first phase and another set of six more coaches in the second phase. This time Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) is planning to bring 12 coaches together.

Agitated transport owners, workers take to streets, demand introduction of long-distance buses

Dhaka, May 15: The holy Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated across the country on Friday (May 14). Eid Jamaat has been held in the mosques as per the instructions of the government to prevent corona infection. However, road transport owners and workers also took position on the road on Eid day. On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, they held sit-ins at bus and truck terminals across the country, including the capital Dhaka, demanding the introduction of long-distance buses across the country in compliance with health regulations.

Record of highest toll collection after inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge

Dhaka, May 13: About 52,000 vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge in the last 24 hours. The toll has been collected 2 crore 99 lakh 18 thousand 240 taka. This is the record of highest toll collection after the launch of Bangabandhu Bridge. Vehicles cross from 6am on Wednesday (May 12) to 6am on Thursday (May 13).

More emphasis on transportation, health and education in the new fiscal year

Dhaka, May 11: The whole world has been fighting the coronavirus pandemic for almost a year and a half. Although some countries have dealt with it efficiently, most are in fragile conditions. The situation in Bangladesh is not in a very favorable position and the country has to overcome a lot of obstacles to keep the medical system active.

BRTA demands to start bus service after the shop opens

Dhaka, April 30: The Bangladesh Road Transport Owners' Association (BRTA) has demanded the launch of the bus after allowing all kinds of shops and businesses, including Bipnibitan, to operate in the ongoing lockdown to prevent coronavirus. In a statement sent to the media on Friday (April 30th) at noon, the association's president Moshiur Rahman Ranga and secretary general Khandaker Enayet Ullah made the demand.

11.73 kms of Dhaka Metro Rail viaduct visibile

Dhaka, March 1: On Sunday (February 28), the last day of February, the last viaduct of the Agargaon section of the Metro Rail from Diabari in Uttara was installed. The Uttara-Agargaon section of the Metro Rail became fully visible with the installation of 11.73 km viaduct.

Workers form human chain demanding permission to run battery-powered rickshaws

Dhaka, January 26: There have been human chains and rallies in the capital demanding permission to run battery-powered rickshaws. These programs were jointly organized by Bangladesh Rickshaw-Van Driver Workers Federation and Janmukti Party in front of the National Press Club on Monday.