Among the 1408 buses, 80 are CNG-run vehicles and 1328 are diesel powered buses, director (enforcement) of the BRTA Sarwar Alam told the news agency.

The BRTA started the drives on 8 November against public transports charging more than the government-fixed fares after the increase in diesel prices.

During the month-long operation, 56 buses were sent to dumping stations for non-payment of fines and not having route permits, he said.

Five bus drivers were jailed for reckless driving and obstructing government official from performing duties during the period.

Besides, according to the report of the executive magistrates of BRTA’s mobile courts, a list of buses (registration number, date of occurrence of crime and information including fine) under 25 bus companies has already been sent to Dhaka Metro Regional Transport Committee (RTC) for taking legal actions including cancellation of route permits.

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