Indefinite goods transport strike from Wednesday

Published: 19 Nov 2019 | Updated: 20 Nov 2019   

Samakal Correspondent

Bangladesh Truck Covered-van Goods Transport Owners Workers Unity Council has called for an indefinite strike from 6 am on Wednesday to protest the implementation of the new road transport law. 

The strike announcement came from a press conference held at Tejgaon Truck Terminal at around 11:30 am on Tuesday.

A leader of the association Haji Md Tofazzel Hossain said the strike was announced to press home their nine-point demand, including the suspension of the new road transport law. 

The strike will continue till the demands are met, he threatened.

Truck Owner-Workers Unity Council convener Rustam Ali Khan said, "We have made different demands on certain issues of the new law at different times. But the government did not implement those later despite giving assurance of implementation. That's why, we have called the strike. He demanded to amend to the laws."

The organization's member-secretary Tajul Islam, joint convener Maqbul Ahmed, joint general secretary Talukder Md Monir, transport owners and workers were present at the press conference.

The much-talked-about act came into effect from November 1. A notification in this regard was issued on October 22 by the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) started implementing the new transport law since Sunday after a seventeen-day campaign. 

On Monday, the mobile court filed 88 cases in the capital for violating the new transport law.


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