Six mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority filed a total of 88 cases under Road Transport Act-2018 in Dhaka city today, on the first day of their operation.
The mobile courts also fined Tk 1.21 lakh for violating the new act that came into effect from yesterday, AKM Masudur Rahman, director (enforcement) of BRTA told The Daily Star.
The BRTA started operation of its mobile court at different places including Manik Mia Avenue and Uttara in the capital to implement the much-talked about the RTA.
The law enforcers were reluctant in enforcing the new law on the first day and thus no people were awarded jail, the BRTA director said.
Besides, the BRTA also operated two mobile courts in Chattogram city, he said adding the further detail over their drives could not be known immediately.
The home ministry yesterday issued a gazette notification incorporating the Road Transport Act-2018 into the schedule of the Mobile Court Act-2009, which is much to operate mobile court.
Although the RTA came into effect from November 1 formally but BRTA mobile courts could not implement the law as the RTA was not incorporated into the schedule of Mobile Court Act.
After the gazette, the mobile court run by district administration has become able to enforce the RTA.
The transport act was approved by the president on October 8 last year. It was passed in parliament on September 19 the same year.