Private car sale on rise


PV Desk : The sale of private cars witnessed a significant rise over the last few years, thanks to easy access to automobile loans with low interests.

A total of 20,304 new cars have been registered with Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in 2016 that means over 55 cars hit the streets every day, according to the latest official data.

BRTA said 21,062 new cars got registration in 2015 while 14,699 in 2014.

“We’ve has already given registration to 16,160 cars in the first eight months (January-August) in 2017,” a BRTA official told BSS.

The number of total private passenger cars in the country is 3,24,701 and that of these cars, 2,55,622 are in Dhaka metropolitan area, according to the data of BRTA updated in August 2017.