News Desk : dhakamirror.com
This year during the Eid-Ul-Fitr no restrictions on the movement of motorcycles would be imposed, said the road transport and bridges minister, Obaidul Quader on Sunday.
The ongoing ban on motorcycle movement on the Padma Bridge would be in force, he said while attending a preparatory meeting to make Eid journeys satisfactory at the BRTA headquarters in the capital.
Earlier in 2022 the government banned motorcycles on highways and inter-district roads across the country in July 7–13 to prevent traffic accidents during Eid-ul-Azha.
The government also did not allow motorcycles registered under one district to go other districts during the same period.
Replying to a question, he told reporters at the meeting that he did not say anything this time not to allow motorcycles on highways.
The bridges division secretary Monjur Hossain urged the shipping ministry to arrange ferry services during Eid to help the motorcyclists to cross the River Padma.
Two motorcyclists were killed in an accident and 60 per cent of the 61,836 vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge on the on June 26, 2022 when the bridge was opened to tra0ffic, were motorcycles.
The authorities on the same day banned motorcycles on the bridge until further order.