The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have decided to operate mobile courts from Tuesday to prevent people from violating rules while crossing streets in the capital.
DMP Commissioner Benazir Ahmed said they would run a mass awareness campaign from Saturday before the mobile court starts functioning.
He said the penalty for crossing streets without using the foot-over bridges or underpasses will be six-month imprisonment or Tk 200 in fine.
At Saturday’s media meet, Ahmed said a mobile court would start functioning on the stretch of street from Farmgate police box to Ruposhi Bangla hotel.
He said numerous pedestrians crossed busy streets, merely signalling vehicles to slow down by raising their hands.
“It is risky and troubles traffic management,” Ahmed said.
He hoped the move would raise awareness among the city dwellers.
“I hope everyone will use foot-over bridges and underpasses while crossing streets and reduce risks to their lives,” the DMP chief added.
Mobile court to stop traffic violation in Bangladesh