The number of registered motorised vehicles in the country witnessed a drastic decline in the first nine months of the current calendar year, as per official data.
A total of 262,674 motorised vehicles got registered from January to September this year which was 378,945 during the corresponding period of the previous year, according to Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) statistics.
Of the total, 85,233 motorised vehicles were registered in Dhaka this year while the number stood at 122,733 in the first nine months of year, according to Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) statistics.
Of them, the type of vehicles that had the highest number of registration was motorcycles while cargo vans were the lowest number of registered vehicles.
213,884 motorcycles were registered in the period in the country while the number of registered cargo vans was only two.