Tasmiah Nuhiya of DOT
The new road transport law has increased fines for road traffic offences and as a result there has been seen unusually big crowd of people at the Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Tide Sahara License Testing Center for getting valid documents.
Yesterday morning, hundreds of people crowded at the BRTA License Testing Center inside the BRTC’s Tide Saha Bus Depot in Kuril, the capital. Motor Vehicle Inspector Bashir Ahmed said that usually 200-250 examiners used to come for the exam. “But today, about a thousand candidates have come. Under the new road transport law, fines have been increased and hence there is this unusual crowd of people”, said Motor Vehicle Inspector Bashir Ahmed, reports samakal.com.
Md. Russell from Paikpara in Mirpur said that he took a motorcycle a year and a half ago. “However, license has not been collected till yesterday. Under the previous law, the fine was only Tk 500 for not having license, but under the new law, the fine is Tk 25,000. It is now important to have a license to avoid penalties”, reports samakal.com.