Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The decision to restart public transport in the city corporations

The government has given conditional approval to the public transport, working in various institutions including public and private, and considering the suffering of the people.

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said this at a briefing at his residence on Tuesday afternoon.

He said the decision would take effect on Wednesday, April 6, and would remain in force until further notice.

Obaidul Quader said public transport will run on Dhaka, Chittagong metropolitan, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Comilla, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur and Mymensingh city corporation areas from 6 am to 6 pm with half the seats vacant.

He said that at the beginning and end of every trip, the car should be disinfected with disinfectant and transport-related and passengers should wear mandatory masks, use hand sanitizer.

Obaidul Quader also said that additional rent cannot be collected in any way. He also said that long-distance public transport would remain closed till further notice.


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