Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association (BARVIDA) has placed a demand to the government to introduce special arrangements for registration of vehicles at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) amid the ongoing countrywide lockdown to facilitate safe mobility.
The BARVIDA in a press release today said that its members were getting their car released from ports since the seaports, customs houses and banks has remained open despite the countrywide lockdown to rein in the spread of COVID-19.
Since the BRTA remained closed during the lockdown, the release said the buyers cannot complete registration of their vehicles and thus cannot ply those on the streets.
But, during this lockdown, the owners of new vehicles could have run their vehicles and thus the government could earn a substantial amount of revenue through registration of vehicles.
Under the circumstances, the BARVIDA has demanded to the government to keep BRTA open in a limited scale for the sake of continuing their business operations.
It is mentionable that the government has kept suspended the registration process of vehicles at the BRTA during the lockdown.