Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is the state-owned transport corporation of Bangladesh was established under the Government Ordinance No. 7 of 1961 on 4 February 1961. It assumed its current name BRTC as a semi-autonomous corporation under the Ministry of Communication after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. An eleven-member Board of Directors headed by a Chairman supervises the whole activities of the corporation.

BRTC operates three international bus lines; from Dhaka to Kolkata, Agartala and Siliguri in India. Inside Bangladesh, it operates inter-district bus services connections to all major Chittagong, Bogra, Comilla, Pabna, Rangpur, Barisal and Sylhet. It also operates inter-city bus services in many major cities of the country.

For transportation of cargo, BRTC operates a fleet of 170 trucks and those carry about twenty percent of the government food. The main two truck depots are located in Dhaka and Chittagong.

BRTC's main driver training institute located in Joydevpur, Gazipur district, about forty kilometres north of Dhaka. It also has several other training institutes located in Chittagong, Bogra, Khulna and Jhenidah, through which BRTC provides basic training in motor driving and repair. [Zobaida Nasreen]