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Road Transport Act 2018 must ensure welfare of citizens

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Road Transport Act 2018 had come into effect few days back. Though it is yet to be implied in full extent, it has already created severe chaos and panic. We have been the victims of transport strike for a short period immediately after the implementation of this law. The law was passed in parliament on September 19, 2018. More than a year after it was passed into a law, the Road Transport Act, 2018 officially came into effect across Bangladesh. The authorities in charge of enforcing the law, however, are not fully prepared for the job ...

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5-year jail for road accident deaths

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MNA Exclusive Desk: The cabinet has given its final approval to a draft of the Road Transport Act 2018 that raises the maximum sentence for deaths from road accidents to five years from three in prison and fines. The approval was given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. Under the proposed law, if death through road crash is proved as intentional murder then the offenders will be punished as per the Penal Code. While talking to reporters after the meeting, Roads and Highway Department secretary Nazrul Islam said earlier the highest punishment for the crime ...

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