Sitting service to stay in place for 15 more days

Staff Correspondent | Update:

SittingMuch-talked-about sitting service of different private transport enterprises will remain operational in the capital for 15 more days.

The decision was taken at a meeting between the authorities, transport owners and the civil society members at the Elenbari office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in the city.

Disclosing the decision, the BRTA chairman Moshiar Rahman said the bus fare will be in accordance with the government-fixed fare chart.

The BRTA said it has taken this decision considering the plights the female passengers as well as the children have gone through over the last couple of days.

He said the authorities will continue the activities of mobile court so that extra fares are not exacted from the passengers.

The BRTA chairman said they have listed the transport owners who did not press their buses into service during the BRTA’s drive.

The listed transports' owners have to show cause behind it and then they will have to face the music if the explanations are not satisfactory, said Moshiar.

The BRTA chief said the decision of putting a moratorium on sittingservice has been suspended for 15 days and meetings will be held with stakeholders within this period.

Among others, Dhaka Sarak Paribahan Samity general secretary Khandker Enayetullah, film actor Elias Kanchan, and journalist Nayemul Islam Khan were present at the meeting.

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