Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation handed over five buses to the authorities of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College on Saturday.
BRTC chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan handed over the buses on behalf of prime minister Sheikh Hasina to Major General Ataul Karim Sarwar Hasan (Logistics Area Commander, Dhaka and Chief Patron of the school) in front of the Combined Military Hospital around 9:30am,said Rezaul Karim Shammi, assistant director of ISPR.
The college came in the spotlight following a road accident on July 29 that left two of its students dead.
On the day (July 29), Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first-year students of the Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.
The tragic accident sparked off huge countrywide student protests that were continuing for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday.
During a meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina on August 2, Ramiz Uddin College principal Nur Nahar Yeasmin requested the prime minister to provide buses for her college students to travel from and to the institution saying that many of its students belong to poor families, and they come to the college from far-off places, including Gazipur and Kapasia.
The prime minister instantly took some decisions, including providing five buses, for the college.
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