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Bus service suspended in Barguna following driver-worker clash

 Barguna Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:39 PM, 15 January 2022  

Bus service suspended in Barguna following driver-worker clash 

Bus service suspended in Barguna following driver-worker clash 

Bus service on Barguna-Betagi route has been suspended following clashes between drivers and workers in Barguna. The owners association has suspended bus service on this route due to clashes between bus and easy bike drivers and workers.

Earlier, the Barguna Bus Owners' Association had requested not to allow illegal easy bikes, battery-run rickshaws and Mahindra to run on the highway.

Enraged by this, on Friday (January 14) morning, 5/6 buses were vandalized at different places on Barguna-Betagi road and 15 workers including the driver were beaten and injured by the easy bike driver-workers. Since then, the inter-district bus owners and workers association has announced that the bus service will be suspended indefinitely until the incident is brought to justice.

Bazlur Rahman Bashir, president of Barguna-Niamati Road Easybike Driver-Owners Cooperative Society, said at least 10 of our drivers were injured in the incident. They attacked several autorickshaws by dropping off passengers. Even then our autorickshaws are moving. We want justice.

Meanwhile, passengers have suffered due to the closure of bus services on all inter-district routes.

Passenger Mohsin Hossain said, "We used to take Neyamati bus from Barguna. But now we see that all the buses on this route have stopped running. We have to suffer in this. Having to go to the destination on a motorcycle with three times more fare."

Barguna District Bus Owners' Association General Secretary Sagir Hessen said, "I have been requesting the district administration administrator to stop illegal easy bikes, battery-powered rickshaws, and Mahindra movement on the highway for a long time. We are counting crores of taka loss due to them. As the administration did not take any action, we have taken the path to stop them.

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