Update December 22, 2014

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Footpath to be recovered from illegal possession: Obaidul Quader

Mirajul Moin Joy

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 Nirapad News: The government has decided to recover footpaths from illegal possession in phases, said road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader today.

The decision was made at a Road Safety Council meeting at Ramna Green restaurant, while state minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan and other high officials concerned were present.

The meeting took a series of decisions including a project of Taka 165 crore for addressing black spots and 144 accident-prone turns on the highways, the minister said.

He said the railway ministry will take necessary measures to shutdown unauthorized level crossing across the country aimed at reducing accidents.

The committee led by state minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan will call a meeting to implement the agreement signed with owners and workers federation.

It said the meeting also approved the National Road Safety Strategic Action Plan for the next three years and it will be implemented. The council meeting will be held after every two months.

The road transport bill will be finalized after meeting with owners-workers of the transport sectors, the minister said.

The city corporations will construct 20-bus-bay at various points in the city within the next three months to reduce bus stoppage haphazardly, the meeting also decided.

The corporations will also install sign, signal and identify zebra crossing in the city’s different streets within the next one month, it said.

The government will not give permission to set up roadside markets and markets would have to set up away from the highways.

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