A 15-member committee, headed by former minister Shahjahan Khan, has been formed to restore discipline in transport sector and curb road accidents on roads across the country, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
The decision was taken at the 26th meeting of National Road Safety Council held at the office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Sunday, he said.
The committee will recommend within 14 days how to control road accidents and restore discipline in the road transport sector. Necessary steps will be taken as per recommendations of the committee, said Quader.
The other members of the committee include president of Road Transport Owners Association Mashiur Rahman Ranga , columnist Syed Abdul Maksud, actor Ilias Kanchan and two representatives of Truck and Covered Van Owners Association, representative from BRTA, DIG highway, DIG operation, Accident Research Institute , Buet, Additional police commissioner DMP and representative from Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.
Besides, a three-member committee consisting of Home, Law and Railways Ministers, has been formed for taking steps in implementing the existing Road Transport Act, he said.
The committee will recommend within 14 days how to enforce the law, said the Minister.
Replying to a question, Obaidul said, “Our main challenge is to restore discipline in road sector.”
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and leaders of transport workers were present at the meeting.