Can roads be safe if transport owners, workers possess major clout?

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Death of two students while two buses were racing each other, and a careless derision from a minister sparked a nationwide protest and outcry for road safety. Following the road safety movement, the government haphazardly formed The Road Transport Bill, 2018. Now, after 3 years of this already scrutinized act, the government is planning modifications — apparently according to the demands of transport workers.

What changes are being planned? Why is the government largely failing to make the roads safe? What is the source of the unrestrained power of transport owners and workers? How far does the roots of this power-monopoly go?

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In Straight from Star Newsroom, Debjani Shyama is joined by The Daily Star reporter Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary to discuss the reasons behind failure to make the roads safe.

In Straight from Star Newsroom, Debjani Shyama is joined by The Daily Star reporter Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary to discuss the reasons behind failure to make the roads safe.

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