World Car Free Day being observed
The World Car Free Day 2017 is being observed in the country like elsewhere in the world on Thursday. The slogan of the day is: Go car free and choose your ride: walk, bike or take bus.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the eve of the day and wished the day's programmes a success.
The day is celebrated across the world with the aim of raising awareness of improving public transport system for promoting traffic jam and pollution free urbanisation.
Government and non-government organisations jointly organise various events marking the international day.
The benefits to society and the people are a day with less traffic congestion, a greener environment and reduced gasoline demand.