DMP won’t allow inter-district buses to take passengers from roads
Traffic Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has said they will not allow long-haul inter-district buses to take passengers from roads in the capital city.
In a set of directives issued on Friday, the traffic division said long-distance buses will not be allowed to ply without a route permit, reports BSS.
The traffic directives were issued for the smooth movement of city dwellers on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
“No passenger buses will be allowed to pick passengers from roads adjacent to district bus terminals in the capital city,” it said.
The directives added that passengers will take seats while the bus is parked inside the terminal and the bus representatives concerned will take care of the instruction.
It said no long-distance-inter-district buses will occupy main roads adjacent to the terminal in city.
Public transport in and out of Dhaka city would follow road discipline so that no unnecessary traffic jam takes place, the instruction said.
It added that long-distance vehicles leaving Dhaka city would refrain from carrying extra passengers and cargo. Passengers would have to enter terminal instead of waiting or standing on the main road.
The DMP also advised passengers not to eat anything from strangers inside the bus.
City dwellers have been requested to walk instead of using rickshaws.