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RTA: Tk5,000 fine for using reserved seats on public transport

  • Published at 08:33 pm November 3rd, 2019
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File photo of a woman inside a Dolonchapa bus service vehicleSaudia Afrin /Dhaka Tribune

The Road Transport Act 2018, which officially went into effect on November 1, stipulates the provision

People will be slapped Tk5,000 in fines if they occupy reserved seats on public transport.

The Road Transport Act 2018, which officially went into effect on November 1, stipulates the provision.

According to the law, if a person on public transport sits in a seat reserved for women, children, or people with special needs, it will result in one month of jail or a Tk5,000 fine.

More than a year after it became law, the Road Transport Act 2018 became effective across Bangladesh with the authorities not fully ready to implement it.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on November 2 said no cases would be filed under the act in the first week of its implementation.

He said: "Awareness raising campaigns are being carried out across the country for a week in order to make the act effective."

The minister also hoped that the new road transport act would bring discipline on roads and highways.

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