Bus service suspended on 10 routes in Jhalokati
Published: 05:49 PM, 14 February 2021
A conflict between BRTC bus workers and Barishal Rupatali bus workers led a suspension of bus service on 10 routes of Jhalokati from Sunday morning. As a result, many passengers of these routes are in huge trouble.
Bahadur Chowdhury, general secretary of Jhalokati Bus and Minibus Workers Union, said BRTC bus agents and workers had a clash with Barishal Rupatali bus workers on two occasions on Saturday morning.
At one stage BRTC bus agents and workers attacked the Barishal Rupatali bus workers. Later, the police came to the spot but the workers of Barishal were not happy with the solution moderated by the police. Bus and minibus workers in Barishal, Jhalokati, and Pirojpur have called for an indefinite strike to protest the incident and demand justice.
As a result of the strike, bus communications with Barishal, Pirojpur, and Khulna have been suspended, he concluded.