Eid holidaymakers are allegedly paying extra bus fare for travelling to nearby places from Dhaka. A passenger travelling to Paturia from Nabinagar of Savar, on the outskirts of capital Dhaka, by an SB Link bus said that the usual bus fare is Tk 40, but he had to pay Tk 400 today.
Different transport workers’ associations and local goons are extorting money from cattle-laden trucks at seven points on the Jashore-Dhaka highway.
The government announces the prices of different types of rawhides from animals sacrificed during Eid-ul-Azha.
Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on August 12 as the new moon of the Arabic month of Zilhaj was sighted in Bangladesh sky yesterday.