Transport workers stage demo on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Dhaka-Chittagong highway block
Transport workers are seen halting movement of a truck at Barik Building intersection in Chittagong as they enforced a blockade on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Photo: Rajib Raihan/ STAR

Transport workers in Chittagong today blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for two hours and attacked drivers plying vehicles following the recent suspension on plying of public transports called by the bus owners and workers in different districts.

Hundreds of agitated workers took position at Barik Building intersection of the port city around 11:30am.

Hundreds of buses are left stranded at a bus terminal in Chittagong on Sunday, August 5, 2018, as transport owners suspended plying of buses across the country in response to the ongoing student movement demanding safe roads. Photo: Rajib Raihan/ STAR

The workers halted movement of all kind of vehicles that were plying in the area and abruptly attacked drivers of those vehicles.

The agitated workers demanded that since the transport strike is still on, therefore no vehicles can operate there.

After learning about the incident, law enforcers reached the area and brought the situation under control, said Arifin Juwel, additional deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police.