87% public transports violate traffic rules in Dhaka

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Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:Eighty-seven percent public transports including buses and minibuses ply on the roads in Dhaka violating traffic rules, according to a survey of a passenger platform.

Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity revealed the information at a roundtable at Jatiya Press Club in the capital today.

Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, secretary general of the platform, said at least 1, 841 people were killed and 5,477 injured in 1,779 road accidents across the country till April 20 of this year.

Of them, 288 became physically disabled, he added.

“These are not accidents; we want to call these planned murders. We are forced to use road in anarchic situation,” he said in his written speech.

The association organised the roundtable when mismanagement of traffic system is being widely criticised following the death of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain in a tragic road accident in the capital.

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