The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has issued a notification directing all types of public transport will be running on the road. Earlier, after the ban, the government opened everything in accordance with the health rules from August 11.
Meanwhile, traffic jams were seen on various roads of the capital including Jatrabari, Gulistan, Zero Point and Paltan on Thursday morning.
Earlier, a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on August 8 said that public transport would be able to operate on roads, railways and waterways with the same number of passengers. In case of public transport by road, the local administration (Divisional Commissioner in City Corporation area and Deputy Commissioner at district level) in consultation with the law enforcement agencies, concerned departments, agencies, employers and labor organizations in their respective jurisdictions will be able to introduce half of the total transport per day.
From Thursday, 12 more pairs of intercity trains and 24 pairs of mail and commuter trains have been introduced in the railways to start passenger transport in full swing. According to the Ministry of Railways, 38 pairs of intercity and 20 pairs of mail and commuter trains have started transporting passengers since August 11.
However, public transport has imposed a half-road rule from August 11, but no one has complied with it. And the government did not have any supervision in this regard. Therefore, the roads of the capital have been suffering from traffic jams since August 11.
The order will remain in force until further notice.