Update May 22, 2019

Dhaka 6-49 pm, 07-August, 2020

Why fire-fighting system not be installed in public vehicles: HC

Mirajul Moin Joy

The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not pass order to install fire-fighting system in public and private vehicles.

The High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order, after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard.

“The court also asked the respondents to explain why it shall not pass order to make the compulsory provision of installing fire-fighting system effective while approving route permit of buses. The court asked officials including Transport Secretary, Home Affairs Secretary, Inspector General of Police and BRTA Chairman to respond to the rule,” Syed Misbahul Anwar, who moved the writ before court, told newsmen.

A Supreme Court lawyer Abul Barakat Md Sazzad Al Bari filed the writ
saying vehicles catch fire on many occasions due to overheating of their engines and it is needed to install fire-fighting system in vehicles.

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