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Public transports suspended in Sylhet

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Published: 10:53, 22 November 2021   Update: 11:43, 22 November 2021
Public transports suspended in Sylhet

All public transports including buses, auto-rickshaws and goods carrying vehicles have remained halted from 6am Monday (November 22).

As a result of this, office goers as well as SSC candidates are facing extreme sufferings due to the suspension of public transports in the city.

No long-distance public transport is seen entering or leaving Sylhet during the strike.

Confirming the matter, Zakaria Ahmed, organising secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation’s Sylhet divisional committee, said on November 9, the federation submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner of Sylhet.

However, no measures were taken to address the demands, so the transport workers went for a strike, Zakaria added.

The demands include properly holding the triennial election of Sylhet’s District Auto-tempo and Auto-rickshaw Workers Federation, dissolving the committee that was elected uncontested, returning nomination fees and withdrawal of deputy director of Sylhet Regional Labour Department, dropping cases against district bus and minibus transport workers, stopping police “harassment” on highways, no toll on bridges whose toll collection period is up, and arranging parking for lighter vehicles like microbuses, human haulers and auto-rickshaws at different places including Chouhatta.

Sylhet/Nur Ahmed/AI