Two executive magistrates have already been appointed to conduct the drive
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has asked the officials concerned to conduct mobile courts against battery-powered rickshaws and vans from October 5.
He gave the instruction during a meeting at Nagar Bhaban on Sunday.
Regarding the drive, DSCC Chief Estate Officer Rasel Sabrin said the mayor had directed a drive to be conducted against illegally-mechanised rickshaws and vans – to bring discipline to the roads.
"Two executive magistrates have already been appointed to conduct the drive, and it will continue until further notice," he added.
"During the drive, the illegally-modified rickshaws and vans will be dumped and fined. These motorised vehicles often lead to accidents," Rasel said.
On 13 September, DSCC started the registration and renewal process of: rickshaws, vans, wheelbarrows, tow carts, and horse carts.
Then the DSCC mayor announced a ban on battery-powered rickshaws and vans. He warned that legal action would be taken if mechanised rickshaws or vehicles were found on the roads.