No long route bus to Dhaka if vandalism continues, owners warn

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:55, Aug 02,2018 | Updated: 01:10, Aug 02,2018


Owners of long-route bus companies on Wednesday warned that they would not run buses towards Dhaka from today if the ‘vandalism’ of buses continued.
Following deaths of two Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College students in an accident at Kurmitola, caused by two racing buses on Sunday, agitated students continued their protests for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, seeking justice for the deaths and demanding discipline in the road transport sector.
Bangladesh Road Transport Owners’ Association general secretary Khandakar Enayet Ullah told New Age that the owners made the decision by themselves.
The association did not make any such decision, he said.
‘If the owners want to save their vehicles from vandalism, what can we say?’ he asked, adding that in last few days of protests vehicles were burnt.
If the situation stayed normal, the movement of long route buses would also be normal, he added.
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on the same day alleged that vested interests were taking the advantage of the protest and vandalised a total of 309 vehicles between July 29 and July 31 and set eight vehicles, including one police vehicle and one fire service vehicle, on fire.

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