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HC rules for fire-fighting system in vehicles

Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 616

The High Court (HC) on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why directives should not be issued to install fire-fighting system in public and private vehicles.
An HC bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order, after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard.
"The court in the rule has questioned about the absence of compulsory provision of installing fire-fighting system while approving route permit for buses," Syed Misbahul Anwar, who moved the writ before court, told journalists.
Secretaries of Road Transport and Highway Division and Home Ministry, Chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence and Inspector General of Police have been made respondents to the rules.
A Supreme Court lawyer Abul Barakat Md Sazzad Al Bari filed the writ saying vehicles catch fire on many occasions due to overheating of their engines and it is needed to install fire-fighting system in vehicles.

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