HC orders to increase number of vehicle fitness testing centers...

Dhaka, Tuesday   20 October 2020

HC orders to increase number of vehicle fitness testing centers

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:11 PM, 23 September 2020  

High Court, File Photo

High Court, File Photo

The High Court (HC) ordered Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to increase number of vehicle fitness testing centres in the country within the next two months. 

A High Court division bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order on Wednesday while holding hearing on a rule issued in this regard. 

Advocate Tanvir Ahmed, who moved the plea, said today that around four millions vehicles run on the roads across the country, but the number of testing centres to test the fitness of those vehicles, is inadequate.

“I had mentioned the matter before the court,” he said.

Earlier on July 31, 2018, the High Court issued the rule asking as to why it shall not pass an order to stop plying of unfit vehicles and why the inaction of the defendants in monitoring and ensuring the fitness of the vehicles shall not be declared illegal, after holding a hearing on a writ filed in this regard.

The High Court had asked officials including the home secretary, transport secretary and BRTA chairman to reply the rule.