The Bus Route Rationalization Committee (BRCC) has decided to introduce 200 more buses on three new routes in Dhaka from September 1.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh made the announcement after holding the committee’s 23rd meeting at Nagar Bhaban in the city today.
Three new routes are Ghatarchar (Keraniganj) to Bhulta (Narayanganj) via Farmgate; Ghatarchar to Meghna Ghat (Kanchpur) via Bosila (Mohammadpur) and Science Lab; and Ghatarchar to Narayanganj via Karail.
On December 26 last year, with a fleet of 50 buses including 30 double-deckers of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), the new Nagar Paribahan Bus service started plying the capital’s streets.
However, Nagar Paribahan was struggling to provide better service due to lack of buses.
DSCC mayor on March 22 announced of running 225 new buses on three new routes in Dhaka without giving any deadline.