Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has directed defaulter vehicle owners to renew within two months the fitness certificates of 4,79,320 vehicles that have not had their fitness certificates renewed.
An HC bench of Justice MD Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order on Tuesday.
The defaulter vehicle owners will have to collect their fitness certificate from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) office in two months, the court said.
The renewal of fitness certificates should be completed between August 1 and September 30, it said.
If any owner of the fitness defaulter does not collect fitness certificate by this time, those particular vehicles will not be allowed on the roads after September 30, the court said.
It directed the BRTA to issue a public notification and circulate advertisement through the print and electronic media informing about the directives.
The court also fixed October 15 for the next order to this end.
Earlier in the day, BRTA submitted a report to the HC informing that a total of 4,79,320 vehicles without fitness certificates are running on the roads across the country.
The vehicles are registered but their fitness clearance has expired, the report said.
Among the vehicles, 2,61,113 are in Dhaka division, 1,19,588 in Chattogram division, 26,240 in Rajshahi, 6,588 in Rangpur, 15,668 in Khulna, 4,4805 in Sylhet and 5,338 in Barishal division, according to the BRTA report.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 23, 2019/Mahidi/AI