Transport strike ‍suspended, buses resume operation...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Transport strike ‍suspended, buses resume operation

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:37 PM, 7 November 2021   Updated: 08:44 PM, 7 November 2021

Transport strike ‍suspended, buses resume operation

Transport strike ‍suspended, buses resume operation

The bus owners' association has called off the ongoing transport strike after the government has decided to to increase bus fares by 26.5 percent for metropolis and 27 percent for inter-districts. Buses will resume operation from Sunday evening across the country including the metropolis. 

They announced the withdrawal of the strike after a meeting at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) office on Sunday to discuss bus fare hikes.

The meeting started at 11:30 am at the BRTA building in Mohakhali. BRTA Chairman Nur Mohammad Majumder presided over the meeting. Leaders and workers of the transport owners' organization took part in it. 

The new fare will come into effect from tomorrow (Monday). The rise in fare will not be applicable for CNG-run buses.

It was decided to increase long-distance bus fare by Tk1.80 per kilometer and Tk 2.15 for metropolis.

The minimum fare for the bus has been fixed at Tk 10 and Tk 8 for minibus. However, CNG-powered buses will not be subject to the fare hikes.

The decision will take into effect from Monday. A notification in this regard will be issued on Sunday.