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DRIVE against cars & vehicles which are old and in dilapidated condition has been launched in the capital from the New Year’s Day as many of them though don’t have any fitness certificates used to ply freely on the city roads creating much inconvenience to the traveling people and polluting the environment. As many as eight thousand motor vehicles of different categories would be restricted following implementation of the government decision putting ban on Ping of above 20- years-old buses, mini-buses, tempos auto-rickshaws and 25-year-old trucks in the city.
The drive is going to create, no doubt, good impact in the transport system many of the vehicles which are not fit for carrying passengers went off the cit roads yesterday following the drive launched by the police. At least 30 per cent of the total cars & vehicles of different types of categories went off the streets apparently giving a much more comfortable look and an eased situation for the city traffic which remained congested earlier. Though the move caused some inconvenience to the traveling people on the first day as many of them had to wait in long queues to catch a bus for returning home after attending the office but they expect that the problem would be resolved by putting in more good and new buses in different city routes.
The police along with the officials of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), the official body to look after the fitness of the vehicles, started checking the transports from the first day of the New Year in the city. The drive has been launched following directives from the highest authority of the Awamiligue Government to streamline the transport system and make the city free from pollution as part of its 100-day action plan.
The obvious question arises how all these old cars & vehicles which were not fit could ply on the city roads with ‘fitness” papers. Alleged corruption helped many o the owners get fitness certificates and there had been no checking of the vehicles. Both BRTA and police also must be Strict in discharging their responsibilities reposed on them in this regard. Collective and sincere efforts, obviously, of all will help improve the situation and create the condition for comfortable traveling in the city without any pollution and congestion.