Over 74,000 registered buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles are past their economic lifespan set by the government.
The government has asked the non-government organisations working on road safety to inform the authorities concerned before releasing data on road crashes and casualties.
The sales of commercial vehicles, particularly heavy-duty trucks, fell nearly 22 per cent year-on-year in 2022 in Bangladesh due to their higher price, a surge in fuel costs and lower imports.
Nobody will be allowed to buy a motorcycle without a driving licence. Also, one would need a licence to get a motorcycle registered with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
The government is going to increase fees for most services provided by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), putting additional financial burden on private and commercial vehicle owners.
A sharp and unregulated growth of vehicles, especially motorcycles and three-wheelers, over the last few years has resulted in a spike in the numbers of road crashes and casualties.
Seized vehicles that are used for different crimes or have no valid documents mostly end up in auctions as scrap.
Due to traffic gridlock caused by an ongoing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, police have requested Dhaka airport-bound passengers to leave their homes early so that they can arrive on time.
As a government committee will sit today (August 6, 2022) for re-fixing the bus fare, transport owners have demanded to consider not only the fuel price hike but also the increase in the prices of spare parts.