Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ensure safe travel during Eid rush: HC

A High Court bench on Thursday directed the government to ensure that no water vessel can ply without safety requirements during the upcoming Eid rush.
It also directed the authorities to ensure that no launches or water vessels ply without having adequate number of buoys and beacon lights.
The division bench comprising Justice MA Wahhab Miah and Justice Kazi Rezaul Haque also directed law enforcers to prevent overloading of passengers in launches and vessels and also to prevent their plying without safety measures.
The judges passed the directives following a writ petition the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association.
-Daily Star

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