Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the enforcement of Road Transport Act might take two more weeks as it requires the authorities to take some more time to get prepared well.
He gave the hint while talking to reporters after holding a view-exchange meeting with BRTA officials on creation of public awareness about the Road Transport Act-2018 at the Secretariat on Thursday (Nov 7).
Speaking at the meeting, the minister said the law enforcement deadline had been extended for creation of awareness about the statute. “The law will be enforced strictly after the deadline.”
The government earlier announced that the new law will take effect from Nov 1, 2018 but the deadline was later extended for a week for creation of awareness.
To question on the delay, Quader said, “Better late than never… The law is now at the execution level. All ministries concerned have been aligned. Formulation of the rules on the law is at the final stage.”