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Taskforce to ensure safe Eid journeys: Quader

26Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said special taskforce will be in the field to ensure safe journey of home-bound people during the Eid-ul-Fitr, reports BSS.
A taskforce will be formed on Tuesday (today) consisting of members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Police, Fire Service and Civil Defence and transport related organisations’ leaders.
He said this while addressing a special discussion on “Role of Public and Private Organisations in Ensuring Road Safety and Responsibilities in Building Joint-Venture” at Jatiya Press Club VIP Lounge here.
Chaired by noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud, the discussion was addressed by Chairman of Nirapad Sarak Chai eminent actor Ilias Kanchan as the special guest.
About the preventing road accident and ensuring road safety, the minister said “It is impossible to ensure accident-free and safe roads and highways by making all roads in 16-lane unless the users of roads change their mentality.
“Nobody cares anyone. If you enquire, you will see there is politics also where roads are grabbed. So engineers and constructors frighten to do construction work in road. I used to interfere in this regard,” he added.