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Transport Workers

Editorial

Wanton deaths and vandalism of vehicles

Political violence has been responsible for the untimely deaths of at least 324 passengers and transport workers in two years alone, according to a report by the Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh. In addition, over 4.42 lakh passengers and transport workers suffered injuries, with 13,200 of them permanently maimed, while over 30,000 vehicles were vandalised. These statistics are, no doubt, alarming and highlight the severity of people's hardships imposed by wanton political conflict. Given the indefinite nature of the blockade,...

Ongoing Dhaka Blockade

Tangail transport workers in tatters

Road transport workers in Tangail are struggling to eke out a living while the owners of buses and trucks are counting huge losses as the vehicles stay off the road amid the ongoing BNP-led alliance blockade. The district has an estimated 20,000 transport workers and owners whose income has either stopped or gone down significantly after the opposition programme kicked off on January 6, said sources at the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' Federation. “Transport workers are the most common victim of...

324 die in 2yrs due to party wrath on vehicles

At least 324 passengers and transport workers were killed in political violence in the last two years across the country, the Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh revealed in a report yesterday, holding "unhealthy politics" responsible for the deaths.  The period also saw over 4.41 lakh passengers and transport workers suffer injuries, with 13,200 of them becoming  permanently maimed. Addressing a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club where the figures were shared, the association's secretary general, Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, said that...

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked

Travellers on Dhaka-Chittagong highway were stranded for five hours yesterday after transport workers blocked the road protesting pro-ruling party men's extortion from buses and attack on the workers. Buses were parked blocking the highway at several places in Comilla around noon, creating a 20km-long tailback on the country's busiest highway. “I boarded a bus from Shashongasa Bus Terminal with my ailing father to visit a doctor in Dhaka and we were stuck at Alekhachar for hours. The bus had to return...

Students Clash with Transport Workers

40 hurt in Sylhet

40 hurt in Sylhet

At least 40 people were injured in a clash between students of Shahjalal City College and transport workers at the city's Mendibag intersection yesterday afternoon. Of them, 10 suffered bullet injuries and were sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. During the hour-long clash, students vandalised 15 microbuses on the micro stand, while the...

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport owners and workers in Sylhet have postponed their indefinite strike till November 5 following the assurance of the district administration that it would look into their demands. Sylhet Zila Sarak Paribahan Malik Sramik Oikkya Parishad and Sangram committee yesterday afternoon called the strike for an indefinite period to press home their several demands. Their...

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers vandalised over 60 vehicles including buses, minibuses and microbuses at different points of the Sylhet city today. They carried out the vandalism protesting bus owners' demand of regulating the movement of auto-rickshaws on highways, said Md Morsalin, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station. He added that the vandalism took place in Kadamtali...

Is Anybody Watching?

Where traffic crawls

Where traffic crawls

Commuting through the city's Mirpur-10 intersection has become a dreadful experience for people due to long tailbacks on all sides of the roundabout almost throughout the day, sometimes at night and during holidays as well. Illegal parking and careless passenger picking and dropping by buses and human hauliers almost regularly choke all the roads...

Barisal University

Transport workers attack students on campus

Transport workers attack students on campus

At least eight students of Barisal University were injured yesterday, as transport workers swooped on them on the campus following an altercation between a group of students and some transport workers over refusal to drop students in front of the campus and give them a concession in bus fare.      Police charged batons, fired...

2 transport workers shot dead in Noakhali

2 transport workers shot dead in Noakhali

Miscreants gunned down two transport workers in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali early today. Two people – Monir Hossain, 36, and Abdul Mannan, 24, -- were also injured during the attack. They were rushed to Noakhali Medical College Hospital and Chatkhil upazila Health Complex respectively, reports our Noakhali correspondent. The deceased are: Kamal Hossain, 28, ticket...

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