The transport owners threatened to go for ‘transport strike’ in greater Chattogram division for an indefinite period of time
Chattogram transport owners gave a 72-hour ultimatum to press home their 9-point demand for stopping harassment of public transports and goods-laden vehicles.
At a briefing on Wednesday, the transport owners threatened to go for ‘transport strike’ in greater Chattogram division for an indefinite period of time, in case their demand is not met within the specified time.
The transport owners’ demands include, among others, cancelation of extra fines by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), and application of different sections of consumers’ right laws by the district executive magistrate; no harassment by BRTA for updating documents of vehicles; no extortion by police in roads and highways; no fines for updating documents; and no confiscation and requisition of vehicles by highway police.
Golam Rasul Babul, the joint convener of Chattogram Divisional Public and Goods Transport Malik Oikyo Parisad, and Monzurul Alam Monzu, convener of the parisad, attended the meeting, organized by the Chattogram District Transport Owners Group.