No fuel for unfit vehicles: BRTA to filling stations

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 21:15, Dec 08, 2019 | Updated : 21:33, Dec 08, 2019

File photo of a filling station. Mahmud Hossain Opu

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has instructed filling stations across the country not to serve vehicles without fitness certificates in line with the court's order.
“The High Court (HC) has ordered to stop refueling vehicles without fitness documents,” BRTA Director (Engineering) Md Lokman Hossain Molla told Bangla Tribune on Sunday (Dec 8).
“We have started to notify filling stations in written after a recent meeting of concerned officials and stakeholders,” he added.
On Mar 27, the High Court issued a ruling asking authorities concerned to explain why their failure to stop unfit vehicles from running on the streets should not be declared illegal.
The rule came after the court took cognizance of Mar 23 report by an English daily titled 'No fitness docs, yet running'.
Secretaries to ministries of home and road transport, the BRTA chairman and its director for road safety, inspector general of police and deputy commissioners (North and South) of the traffic police in Dhaka were told to respond by four weeks.