Published: 12 Jan 2022, 05:16 pm
next Saturday (January 15) buses will run on the road in compliance with the
health rules. In this case, the fares will not be increased. Bus owners will
transport passengers at existing fares.
Nur Mohammad Majumder, chairman of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), shared the information with the media after a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday (January 12th) at noon.
Earlier, a meeting was held at the BRTA office in Banani around 2.30 pm with the bus owners to implement the government's directive to increase the spread of corona.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Chairman Nur Mohammad Majumder presided over the meeting. Sarwar Alam, President of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Secretary-General Khandaker Enayet Ullah, General Secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation Osman Ali, and other bus owners and stakeholders of different levels of government were present at the meeting.
The BRTA says passengers on public transport, drivers, supervisors, helper-cum-cleaners, and those in charge of ticket sales outlets should be required to wear masks. At the same time, they need to provide necessary hand sanitizers and arrange for passengers to be transported on public transport while maintaining social distance.
Moreover, at the beginning and end of the journey, the motor vehicle should be cleaned and disinfected with disinfectant. Motor vehicle owners also need to disinfect passengers by spraying handbags and luggage.