Bangladesh Road Transport Authority

People's Republic of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority
Government of Bangladesh Seal
Agency overview
Formed 1987
Jurisdiction Government of Bangladesh
Headquarters Allenburi, Tejgaon in Dhaka
Website Bangladesh Road Transport Authority

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ রোড ট্রান্সপোর্ট অথরিটি (বিআরটিএ) was established under section 2A of the Motor Vehicle Ordinance of 1983 and the subsequent 1987 amendment. It has functioned since January 1988. BRTA is a regulatory body to control, manage and ensure discipline in the road transport sector of Bangladesh, as well as to maintain road safety. It works under the Ministry of Communication to carry out the purposes set out for it under the Motor Vehicle Ordinance.[1] The Chairman is the chief executive of BRTA. He is in charge of fulfilling the purposes of BRTA as prescribed by the rules and assigned by the government.[2] Total number of circles under the purview of BRTA is 62 (57 District Circles and five Metro Circles).


  • Controlling and regulating road transport by executing motor vehicle acts, issuing route permits, and fixing rates and fares of buses and trucks
  • Conducting regular activities like: Issuing driving license, fitness certificates, registration certificates and Driving Instructor's licenses
  • Registering schools for motoring
  • Organizing and conducting workshop seminars for delivering information regarding safe driving and traffic regulations
  • Making research and development for developing ideas and methodologies for safe road transport and traffic system[3]


See also


  1. "Bangladesh Road Transport Authority". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. "BRTA AT A GLANCE". Bangladesh Road Transport Authority. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. "ACTIVITIES". Bangladesh Road Transport Authority. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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