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48-hr transport strike underway


A 48-hour transport strike got underway across the country since Sunday morning.

The workers under the banner ‘Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation’ began the work abstention from 6am to press home for their eight-point demand, causing immense suffering to the commuters.

The strike will continue till 6am Tuesday.

No inter-district buses left Gabtoli, Mohakhali and Sayedabad bus terminals in Dhaka this morning.

There were seen no transport at Shahabagh, Moghbazar, Kakrail, Paltan, Gulistan, Khilgaon area, reports our online reporter Rial Uddin.

Osmani Ali, general secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, said they are observing the strike as the government did not fulfill their demand till October 26.

Transport workers said “No transport will ply until our demands are met”.

The demands include making all offence by road accident ‘bailable’, cancellation of the provision of Tk 5 lakh fine for involvement in a road accident, keeping a representative from their federation in any probe body formed for road accident, fixing minimum educational qualification for getting a driving licence to class-V and stopping police harassment on roads. – observerbd

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