Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal speaks at a programme in city’s Dhanmondi on Saturday night. Photo: Courtesy
Urging to remove ‘flaws’ from the Road Transport Act within June 30 next year, Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation President Shajahan Khan said they will refrain from declaring any protest programme during the period.
He made the disclosure while talking to reporters after attending a meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in city’s Dhanmondi on Saturday night.
“There are some ambiguities or inconsistencies in the Road Transport Act. We will abide by the law if these flaws are fixed. We are giving time until June 30 next year. No protest programme will be declared during this time. But strict steps will be taken if our demands are not met within the period,” he said.
Home Minister echoed his previous statement, saying drivers will be allowed to use their current licenses until June 30. They will have to collect appropriate license in the meantime.
BRTA will made necessary arrangement in this regard, the minister said, adding “we will consider some issues during the period”.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman met the Federation leaders at 9pm on Saturday. The meeting ended at midnight.
Mir Shahidul Islam, Additional Inspector General of Special Branch Police, Md Shafiqul Islam, DMP commissioner, among others, were present at the meeting.