‘Dilapidated condition of buses shame for nation’


Staff Reporter :
Though city dwellers have been witnessing various mega developments in the capital, dilapidated buses on Dhaka’s roads are a shame for Bangladesh.

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader came with this remarks while addressing a preparatory meeting for journeys on the roads during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr held at the secretariat on Thursday.

‘These buses are shameful for our development, achievement and height,’ he said.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority held the meeting at its headquarters in the capital.

He said that in Dhaka city there were many factories of these dilapidated buses.
‘I visited there and saw that these buses are being painted with such quality colours which last only 10 days,’ he said.


Obaidul said, ‘Bangladesh is going forward and appearance of these buses is shameful.’

He urged the owners to ensure fitness of buses before the eid holidays begin.

At the meeting decisions were taken to keep open CNG filing stations for 24 hours seven days before and five days after the eid day and on the eid day, stop movement of goods-laden vehicles on highways three days before and after the eid day and monitor 155 traffic congestion prone areas during the holidays.

Among others, former shipping minister and Bangladesh Road Transport Worker’s Federation president Shahjahan Khan, and senior officials of the ministry attended the meeting.