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Bus owners set to meet BRTA-Police today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:42 AM, 29 May 2020  

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After a long shutdown, public transports will run on a limited scale from next Sunday. However, transport owners and workers don’t know yet about how and which regulations they need to follow. Questions have also arisen about the salary-allowance of drivers and staff at this time.

So, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and the Traffic Division of Police will hold emergency meetings on Friday to inform about the overall situation. However, no meeting between the workers and employers has been decided yet.

All public transports have been closed for more than two months to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the country. But considering the overall situation, the government has decided to resume transportation from Sunday, May 31 in a limited scale. Therefore, the Traffic (East) Division of DMP and BRTA will hold two separate meetings with the transport owners on Friday.

Abul Kalam Azad, president of Saidabad Bus Owners Association, confirmed the matter.

He told the Daily Bangladesh, “The government has allowed limited movement of vehicles. However, we have not yet been informed whether this limited range is a limited number of vehicles or a limited number of passengers. Besides, we were not told what hygiene and what conditions to follow. However, an urgent letter has been sent from the BRTA and the traffic department. The bus owners are scheduled to meet the Deputy Commissioner of Traffic (East) Division at 10 am on Friday and Bridge Secretary Nazrul Islam at BRTA at 2 pm.”

On the other hand, Samdani, office secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Association, also confirmed the meeting.

Samdani said the meeting would be held to take a joint effort of owners-workers and the government to run transports following the permission for limited public transport after a long hiatus. The bus owners will be informed after the decision of the meeting.

DC Traffic (East) Md. Jasim Uddin told Daily Bangladesh in this regard that the meeting has been convened to inform the transport owners under the Eastern Traffic Department about the government's directives on limited traffic.