Bangladesh, Nov. 17 -- The Air Transport (Montreal Convention 1999) Bill 2020 was passed in Parliament on Tuesday to pave the way for an air passenger to get some US$ 160,000 (Tk 1.4 crore) as compensation in case of death.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. Mahbub Ali moved the Bill in the House and it was passed by voice vote.

If the bill is transformed into a law, it will also help ensure proper compensation for the injuries of air passengers, damages of baggage or cargo goods in the line with the Montreal Convention 1999.

Bangladesh is a signatory to the Montreal Convention which deals with the passengers' rights and compensation, but it was not transformed into any law in Bangladesh.

Since there is no law over the ...