Transport of goods and containers to and from Chattogram port has been halted since this morning due to a countrywide work abstention enforced by a section of transport workers and owners.
Inter-district Goods Transportation Organisation Truck-Covered Van Owners’ Association (Chattogram) have been observing the strike, reports our Chattogram correspondent.
The strike is a part of a countrywide work abstention that was called by a section of truck and covered-van owners and workers in Dhaka after they met the home minister in connection with the new Road-Transport Act 2018 last night which ended inconclusively.
Meanwhile, Gate Sergeant Nasir Uddin of the Port Security Department (Ctg port gate 4) said very few vehicles were seen at the port gate today whereas on usual days the line stretches for miles.
No container-laden vehicles were also transported from any of the 17-private off-docks to the Chattogram port.
A group of transport workers also brought out a procession in support of work abstention at Nimtala area of Port connecting road in the city, reports our correspondent.