Buses plying on roads, highways again after increase of fare



Plying of buses and minibuses has resumed following the re-fixation of fare for diesel-run long distant and metropolitan transports.

Talking to Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners Association and transport owners, they resumed plying their buses and minibuses from 7:00pm after re-fixing the transport fare at a meeting at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA)’s head office in the capital on Sunday afternoon. .

Following the meeting, Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity’s secretary general Enayet Ullah called upon the transport owners and workers across the country to resume the operation of their buses and minibuses withdrawing their strike.

He said: “I will call upon all concerned to withdraw the strike from now on. I will request the bus owners to ensure the situation normal across the country withdrawing their strike. I hope that the bus operations from all districts would become normal.”

Earlier, an agreement was concluded at the meeting to re-fix the transport fare.

Addressing a press conference at the BRTA office, Noor Mohammad Mazumder said the fare for long distant bus services has been re-fixed Tk 1.80 per km, raising from the existing Tk 1.42 per km, while the fare of the buses and minibuses plying on the metropolitan cities has been re-fixed at Tk 2.15 per km, raising from Tk 1.70 per km.

A notification was also issued last night in this regard.

Transport owners announced that buses and minibuses would ply from Sunday evening after  reaching an agreement with the BRTA to raise the fare. Bus and goods carrying trucks’ strike have also been withdrawn.

Earlier, a meeting was held at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) office in Dhaka to fix the fare of all public transports following the recent fuel price hike.

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