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New directives effective from today

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|  15 Jan 2022, 13:10
New directives effective from today
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Public transports will run across the country after abiding by the government directives to prevent transmission of lethal coronavirus. Following the health protocols buses will ply on the roads keeping the number of passengers on board according to the number of seats. Standing passengers will not be allowed the carry on buses. Trains and launches will ply keeping half of the seats vacant than the total number. Everyone has to wear face masks. Hand sanitizer has to be kept on the bus. Drivers and their assistants will not be allowed to provide service without having Covid vaccine certificate.

Railway Secretary Dr. Humayun Kabir said, after abiding by the directives of government trains will carry passengers keeping half of the seats vacant from Saturday.

According t BIWTA source, launches will carry half of the passengers than the allocated seats but fare will be unchanged.

Dhaka road transport owners association general secretary Khandekar Enayet Ullah said, if we ply buses keeping half of the seats vacant than there will be public transport crisis. In this situation passengers will not get bus to board. BRTA Chairman has verbally confirmed about taking passengers according to the allocated seats on a bus.

The government has imposed 11-point restriction to contain coronavirus transmission. Of the restrictions there was the direction to stop holding social, political and religious gatherings. The notification of the cabinet division also highlighted that road trans port and bridges ministry will take decision of controlling the number passengers on public transport.


In the recent time the transmission of coronavirus is increasing in geometrical rate. IN the last 24 hours 4,378 new cases were traced and six people died in the country.


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