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12:00 AM, June 12, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 12, 2011

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'Use army to prevent public harassment'

Citizens Rights Movement yesterday demanded deployment of army personnel to stop harassments in city bus services and implementation of a bus fare policy based on the distances travelled, says a press release.
At a rally in front of the city's Jatiya Press Club, they also demanded intervention of the prime minister in the matter and erection of kilometre stones at the major city roads with Noor Hossain Square in Gulistan as the zero point.
The speakers said the communication minister had said that the route permits of defiant buses overcharging passengers would be immediately cancelled, but nobody knows how many route permits were cancelled and how many buses were sent to dumping sites.
They also demanded reform of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to make the public transport authority more people-friendly.
Citizens Rights Movement president Maj (retd) Md Mafizul Haque Sarkar chaired the programme and general secretary Tushar Rehman, water expert Engr M Enamul Haque and Communist Party of Bangladesh leader Ruhin Hossain Prince, among others, spoke.

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