Buses go off roads in Panchagarh
Transport owners and workers began an indefinite bus strike in Panchagarh district yesterday demanding ban on plying of unauthorised human haulers like nasimon, karimon, bhotvoti and battery-run easy bike on all 10 roads and highways in the district.
District Transport Workers' Union, Bus-Minibus Workers' Union and Truck and Tank-lorry Wokers' Union have expressed their solidarity with the strike enforced by District Transport Owners' Association.
Iqbal Kaiser, president of Panchagarh Transport Owners' Association, said they were compelled to call the strike as the authorities concerned failed to meet their demand despite repeated assurance.
Transport owners and workers said they will continue the strike until the services of these unauthorised vehicles on roads and highways are banned.
Our Jessore correspondent adds: Bus services on Jessore-Kushtia, Jessore-Jhenidah and Jessore-Meherpur routes resumed yesterday morning as Jessore Transport Owners' Association and Motor Workers' Union called off their indefinite strike
The two unions withdrew the strike after a negotiation with Jessore district administration and the authorities of Jessore Science and Technology University (JSTU) on Saturday night.