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KNF attack to loot money and show capability: RAB

Kidnapped manager of Sonali Bank returns to his family

Home Minister to visit Bandarban tomorrow to inspect situation

Overcrowding in metro rail, fewer passengers in buses

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 10 November 2023: Metrorail has become the favorite vehicle of office goers. Every day many people are going to office by metro. Metrorail departs from three Uttara stations every 10 minutes, but each one is loaded with passengers. Passengers are coming to Pallavi station from these stations. Few passengers get off at Pallavi but many times more than that get off. Most of the passengers' destinations are Motijheel, Secretariat, Farmgate and Agargaon. However, passengers who do not have Metropass have to suffer a bit. They have to stand in line for a long time to get tickets.

BRTC buses will run on the expressway from tomorrow

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 16 September 2023: Bus passengers will be able to cross the Dhaka Elevated Expressway from tomorrow Monday. BRTC is going to start this operation with four pairs of buses. Tajul Islam, chairman of the company, told the media this information.

Awami League government to better image with metro rail: Bloomberg

Dhaka, December 29: After Padma Setu one more expectation was fulfilled. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the much-desired metro rail in the city of Dhaka. Through this, the suffering of the people of Dhaka will be reduced a lot. And because of that, the image of Awami League government will shine. This is what influential American media Bloomberg said after the inauguration of the first metro rail in Bangladesh on Wednesday (December 28).

PM Hasina takes first Metrorail ride, reaches Uttara from Agargaon in 17 minutes

Dhaka, December 29: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Agargaon from Uttara in just 17 minutes by riding the dream metro rail. More than two hundred passengers were accompanying the Prime Minister in this much-awaited flying train. In addition to Prime Minister's younger sister Sheikh Rehana, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, there were various government officials and people from various professions.

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).