Quader for ensuring passengers’ safety in ridesharing

Published : 26 Jul 2019 05:40 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 10:53 AM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday stressed the need for ensuring safety of passengers in ridesharing services reports BSS.

“Movement of passengers will be easier by brining ridesharing firms under registration,” he said while speaking at a meeting with a delegation at the Secretariat here.

Chand Tulal Mazumdar, acting head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Uber India, led the delegation when it met Quader, a handout said.

The Road Transport and Bridges Minister said that the government had  taken various initiatives to make the capital Dhaka smooth, and formulation of a ridesharing policy was  one of those.

Priority must be given on the passengers’ interest in running business, he said, adding that the ridesharing service would be expanded gradually in other cities of the country.

Quader cautioned that if specific allegations are found against any ridesharing firm, action will be taken as per the policy.

Registration of ridesharing agencies began in Dhaka city on July 1.