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Public buses go off in city and several districts

Public buses go off in city and several districts

People continued to suffer for the 6th consecutive day in Dhaka on Friday (Aug 3) as transport workers refrained from operating buses fearing vandalism by students demanding safe road and punishment of those responsible for the death of their two fellows in a recent road crash.

The transport workers took position on the roads and staged demonstrations in the city’s Saidabad, Gabtoli, Mohakhali and Jatrabari bus terminal areas on Friday morning demanding their safety, local media reported.

City dwellers were seen moving on foot and some taking rickshaws, auto rickshaws to reach their destinations.

On Sunday (Jul 29) , Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of the college section of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.

Meanwhile, bus owners stopped operating long route buses in Rajshahi, Bogura, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Joypurhat districts protesting vandalism during the ongoing demonstrations of students demanding justice for their two fellows who were killed in a road crash in the capital.

In Rajshahi, district Road Transport Owners Group halted bus service on all routes demanding safety during movement of buses, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.

In Sylhet, bus service on  different routes  remained suspended since Thursday for the same reason.

In Bogura, long distance bus services remained suspended since Thursday afternoon following the demonstrations of students in Dhaka.

Bus services from Joypurhat and Mymensingh were also suspended on Friday.