A win for students: Half bus fare in Dhaka from tomorrow
Public transport owners today agreed to take half fare from students in Dhaka from tomorrow.
Khandaker Enayet Ullah, general secretary of Dhaka Road Transport Owners' Association, made the announcement in a briefing today.
"Students will have to show ID cards of their schools/colleges while paying half fare. This will be applicable from 7am to 8pm," he added.
However, the half fare will not be applicable on government and weekly holidays and during seasonal vacation, according to a release issued in this regard.
The decisions are only applicable for public transport in Dhaka, not other parts of the country, the release adds.
Khandaker Enayet Ullah, during the briefing, also expressed regrets about the death of SSC examinee Mainuddin Islam Durjoy in a bus accident last night.
"The transport owners' association demands justice for the student," he added.