Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vigilance team to monitor bus train ticket fare

The Ministry of Communication today has formed a vigilance team headed by a deputy secretary to monitor the bus and train fare and smuggling of the Eid-tickets.
The team within a day or two would start its work in the city as the allegation of taking excess fare from the passengers were reported in the press.
The team was formed in a meeting of the senior officials and heads of various departments under the ministry with Communication Minister Syed Abul Hossain in the chair.
Secretary of the ministry M Mozammel Huq Khan, heads of BRTA, BRTC, Road and Highways and senior officials of the ministry were present
The communication minister asked railway officials concerned to report to the ministry within one- week on how the railway Eid tickets are being sold out in the black-market.
At the beginning of the meeting, the minister drew attention of the officials on a report published in today's newspapers regarding smuggling of railway's Eid tickets.
A senior official expressed his reluctance to discuss the issue in presence of media people. But, welcoming the media people, the minister said, "I think it would be better if more media personnel were present in the meeting to know about our actions to curb smuggling of Eid tickets and make people aware on this particular issue".
The minister asked the officials to take necessary measures for maximum utilization of railway carriers and BRTC buses to allow the commuters to travel to home on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.
The meeting discussed four proposals for waiving and re-fixation of the fees charged for crossing some bridges and decided to waive the toll from Natun Bazar-Puran Bazar access road in Chandpur.
The meeting also decided to take toll from second Karnaphuli Setu at current rate and formed a committee headed by the Chief Engineer of the Road and Highways to scrutinize the proposals for waiving tolls from the two bridges.
The bridges are Shaheed Rafiq Setu on Hemayetpur-Singair-Manikganj road and Shaheed Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir Setu on Chapainawabganj-Kansat-Sonamasjid road.
The meeting was informed that drive of the mobile courts under the Ministry of Communication will resume again in the city as financial constraint has gone after the Ministry of Finance allocated required fund to bear operating expenses of the drive.

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