3,000 age-old buses ply in capital despite ban

At least 3,000 outmoded and unfit small buses ply in the capital disregarding a ban under the very nose of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. The communications ministry in collaboration with the traffic department of DMP in 2002 had imposed the ban on the plying of buses of more than 20 years of old in the capital to check environmental pollution, sources in BRTA said. The authorities also conducted a drive against such buses after imposing the ban and seized a good number of outmoded vehicles.