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Launch fined Tk10,000 for overloading passengers

Published : Saturday, 15 June, 2024 at 6:34 PM  Count : 260

Launch fined Tk10,000 for overloading passengers

Launch fined Tk10,000 for overloading passengers


A mobile court fined Tk 10,000 to the owner of a launch plying the Meghna river near Moju Chowdhury Haat in Lakshmipur on Saturday afternoon for carrying an overload of passengers.

Mozibor Rahman, deputy commissioner and district executive magistrate, realised the fine through a mobile court .
The Executive Magistrate said during a raid, the launch was spotted with around 600 passengers, whereas its capacity is around 400.

It was chased by a speed boat and stopped in the middle of the river by the mobile court officials. 

After being fined, the launch left for Bhola with those passengers, he said, adding that this campaign to impose fines for violations will continue to ensure passenger safety.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Traffic Inspector Abdur Rahman and Naval Police Assistant Sub-Inspector M Saifuzzaman were present at the time.
 

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