The High court (HC) on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to explain why it would not pay Tk1 crore in compensation for each of the five victims' families who were crushed to death after a 50-60 tonnes girder fell on their car at Uttara's Jasimuddin road on Monday.
The court also asked to reply why the inaction of the authorities to prevent accidents should not be declared illegal.
The home secretary, roads and highways secretary, LGRD secretary and related parties were made respondents to the rule within four weeks.
The court also directed Dhaka Bus Rapid Transit Company Ltd (Dhaka BRT) to submit a report within two months on the safety measures taken by them during the construction of the flyover during the last five years.
After the primary hearing on a writ regarding the accident, the bench comprising Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the rule.
Lawyer Shahjahan Akand Masum filed the writ on behalf of Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Zakaria Khan.
The writ also sought directions to implement all the necessary safety and security measures for the movement of people.On Tuesday, when three lawyers drew HC's attention to the matter, the court advised the lawyers to file a writ petition in this regard.
The bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Mia and Justice Khizir Hayat made the suggestion.
Lawyer Barrister Sayed Mahsib Hossain, Advocate Jamiul Haque Faisal and Advocate Md Shahinuzzaman sought a suo motu order from the court in this regard.
On Monday, five people including two children were crushed to death and two others injured after a girder of the BRT project fell on a car in Uttara.