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Motorbike ban on Padma Bridge

Writ filed challenging govt order

Published : 15 Jan 2023 12:32 AM | Updated : 15 Jan 2023 03:58 PM

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court challenging the validity of the government's decision to ban the movement of motorbikes on the Padma Bridge.

Petitioner Advocate Yarul Islam also sought direction of the concerned authorities to allow people to operate motorcycles on the Padma Bridge. 

Secretary of the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, Bangladesh Bridge Authority and the related parties have been made respondents in the writ petition.

High Court Division Bench comprising Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir may hear the writ tomorrow, court officials said.

Padma Bridge, the country's largest bridge, was inaugurated on June 25 last year and it was opened for traffic the next day.

However, a number of bike accidents and casualties were reported on the first day.

On June 27, the government banned the movement of motorcycles on the Padma Bridge through an official notice until further orders.

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