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No fuel for riders without helmets: DMP

Published : Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 at 3:09 PM Count : 404


Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has undertaken a month-long programme to bring back discipline on the streets of capital Dhaka.

Under the programme, no fuel will be provided to the riders without helmets at petrol stations, said DMP Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia.

“We've talked to the petrol pump owners and requested them not to provide petrol to the motorcycle riders without wearing helmets,” he said at a press briefing on traffic management in Dhaka on Tuesday.

bdnews24.com adds : “None of the petrol pumps will supply fuel to those riders. The move is in progress.”

“Our goal is to establish a proper traffic system, reduce congestion and encourage people to follow the traffic rules through the special traffic programme during September,” Mia said.

“We will organise programmes to create awareness on the traffic system at different points in the city.”

At least 322 scout members will join forces with the police in every phase of the programme.

At least 626,000 cases have been filed against traffic offenders in the last one and a half years and 99,000 offences were captured on video in the capital last year, according to the commissioner.

Authorities have identified 121 bus stops in the city and are working to install signboards there within a week in an effort to combat traffic violations. “I’ll make sure the buses don’t stop indiscriminately on the roads,” Mia said.

The DMP chief threatened to take action against those vehicles that used flag stands but do not deserve any privilege. A model traffic corridor will be opened from the Jahangir Gate to Zero Point in September, forcing vehicles to adhere to the automated signals and road discipline. The model corridor will be expanded to other roads.

A committee led by the principal secretary to the prime minister is working to find ways to operate the buses in the capital through six companies and build infrastructure if needed.



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