Transport strike on demanding road repair
Transport owners and workers yesterday continued their indefinite strike for the second consecutive day, demanding start of renovation work of Dighinala-Baghichhari road.
Road communication between Dighinala and Baghichhari upazilas of Khagrachhari and Rangamati remained snapped following the strike, called on Monday morning.
SM Shafi, general secretary of Khagrachhari Transport Owners' Group, said the road remained in bad shape for years, causing immense suffering and posing risk to the vehicles and passengers.
“Despite repeated pleas, the authorities did not take any steps for repairing the 15-km road”, he said.
Contacted, Khagrachhari sub-assistant engineer Jyotish Ghoshami of Roads and Highways Department said the renovation work of the road would start soon.