‘Not all accidents are accidents, planned killings’
Secretary General of Bangladesh Passengers Welfare Association Mohammad Mozammel Haque Chowdhury said, all the accidents are not real accidents, we want to term those as planned killings. Because, we all are forced to move on the roads through mismanagement, anarchy and disorder.
He said these while participating in a roundtable meeting titled ‘The way out of road mismanagement and anarchy’ at the conference lounge of National Press Club in the capital on Saturday.
Discussants in the roundtable said, anarchic situation is prevailing in mass transport sector throughout the country including capital Dhaka. Passengers are losing their lives following rivalry and reckless driving by the drivers. To get passengers there are dangerous competitions among the buses, mismanagement and chaos are the regular scenario of this sector in Dhaka.
They claimed that 87 percent buses and minibuses are involved in this anarchy in the capital city.
Highlighting the death of Titumir College student Rajib, the discussants said, at least 64 lives are being lost every day on the roads and highways of the country. More than 150 people are being enlisted for their disabilities. 87 percent bus-minibuses are recklessly moving in the capital which are causing accidents.
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Riazul Haq, former executive director of DTC and mass transport expert Dr. Saleh Uddin Ahmed, city planner Architect Mobasser Hossain, Iqbal Habib and others also spoke on the occasion.