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481,000 vehicles run without fitness: Quader

Staff Correspondent || shiningbd

Published: 14:34, 26 January 2021   Update: 14:48, 26 January 2021
481,000 vehicles run without fitness: Quader

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At present (till December 31, 2020) the number of unfit vehicles in the country is 481,029. Owners are being asked to update fitness through SMS, renewal system from circle office as well as various measures including fine, imprisonment, and dumping for driving without fitness.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this in response to a question from Chattogram-11 MP M Abdul Latif in Parliament today (Tuesday). It was raised at the Q&A table in the session chaired by Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.

Replying to a question from Jatiya Party's Liaquat Hossain Khoka, Obaidul Quader expressed hope that the construction of the Padma Bridge would be completed by next June. In response to the MP's question, he said that the work of the mega project Padma Bridge has been hampered due to the global epidemic.

He said the progress of the work has been hampered but not stopped. Other times work was done day and night but work was stopped at night due to coronavirus. At this time some foreign engineers and consultants and one thousand local workers left and the pace of work slowed down.

Replying to a question from Rajshahi-3 MP Ain Uddin, the Road Transport Minister said the Department of Roads and Highways has 3,943.69 km of national highways, 4,882.94 km of regional highways and 13,556.20 km of district highways.

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