CNG comes into effect under metering system in Ctg

CNG comes into effect under metering system in Ctg


Roads Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said CNG-run auto rickshaws will come into effect under metering system in the port city from tomorrow.All CNG run auto rickshaws will run in the port city under the new meter rules and fare chart and action will be taken against those who fail to comply the order, the Minister added.The minister said this as the chief guest while addressing ‘Youth Conference’, this evening held at Hotel Radisson Blu in Chittagong, organized by Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI).He said the government was determined to stop plying of three-wheelers on highways aiming to lessen road accidents and loss of lives and properties.He claimed that the number of accidents on highways has been dropped in the last couple of months due to the ban.The government has come up with the move with an aim to reduce accidents and to facilitate smooth traffic on the highways and controlling death on highways in road crashes, he added.The minister said the youths who is helping Bangladesh with towards prosperity; significant advancement has been made in education, women empowerment, per-capita income, sanitation, and agriculture and information technology sectors.He said social discipline and political stability have to be upheld to continue the progress.

“The government has taken up various programmes to turn Bangladesh into a middle income country by 2021 and a developed country by 2041. There must be continuous efforts, self-criticism duties and responsibilities and cooperation to implement these programmes by the youths,” he added.Quader said that the construction works on the proposed two kilometer long tunnel under the Karnaphuli River will begin very soon.He said, another new commercial hub will be built on the south side of Karnaphuli river and it will also put a stop to hill cutting, which will herald a new horizon of expansion of trade and commerce as well as of housing in the port city.He stressed on road connectivity and infrastructure development of roads and railway sectors of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong Hill Tracts for tapping the vast economic and tourism prospect of the region.Editor of The Daily Star Mahfuj Anam moderated the function while CCCI President Mahbubul Alam, former President of CCCI M A Latif, MP, former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Abdul Karim, President of Srilankan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Sarath Prematunge and representatives of foreign missions in Bangladesh and different national, internationals trade union bodies spoke on the occasion.


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