Transport strike in 21 districts withdrawn
Transport owners and workers this afternoon withdrew their 48-hour strike in 21 districts of the country's south western region.
The Road Transport Owners-Workers’ Unity Council of south western part took the decision at a meeting with divisional commissioners and local representatives at Khulna Circuit House, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
Transport owners and workers were enforcing the strike demanding withdrawal of two compensation cases filed against two bus operators.
Noted filmmaker Tareque Masud, media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk and three others died in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj on August 13, 2011.
After the accident, Catherine Masud, widow of Tareque Masud, filed a compensation case against the owner and driver of Chuadanga Deluxe Paribahan.
The other case was filed against Green Line Paribahan by a daughter of a person, who was killed in road accident on October 25, 2012 in Sylhet, claiming Tk 131.7 million as compensation.