Commuters suffer in city; Owners close transport services in different districts

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Dhaka, August 03: People continued to suffer for the 6th consecutive day in the capital on Friday as transport workers refrained from operating buses fearing vandalism by students demanding safe road and punishment of those responsible for the death of their two fellows in a recent road crash.The transport workers took position on the roads and staged demonstrations in the city’s Saidabad, Gabtoli, Mohakhali and Jatrabari bus terminal areas on Friday morning demanding their safety.

Many people were seen moving on foot and some taking rickshaws to reach their destinations.

On Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of the college section of ShaheedRamizUddin School and College, were killed as a ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Meanwhile, the owners and transport workers of mass transport services have been closed their services for security reason in different districts on Friday.

The owners and the workers have gone on an indefinite strike, citing security concerns.

Meanwhile, the passengers are in difficult situation about the sudden decision. They are returning home from the bus stations.

According to the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation, the strike is continuing until the government assures their security.

The buses for long distance services were remain halt and no such bus like Shyamoli Paribahan, Ena Paribahan, Himachal, Hanif Enterprise, Starline and Dream line didn’t leave Dhaka for Noakhali, Fei, Chottagram and other inter-district routes.