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Chattogram students to enjoy bus service for Tk 5

United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Published: 02:27, Jan 20,2020 | Updated: 02:28, Jan 20,2020

 
 

Students in Chattogram would soon be able to travel to any destination within the city for only Tk 5.

The young students would have to pay the fare in the bus ‘honesty box’, which means, no-one will pester them for fair and they can travel even if they do not have money.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday gifted 10 double decker buses to the students which will start plying after Monday.

Chattogram deputy commissioner Mohammad Ilias Hossain said the prime minister would soon inaugurate the buses through a video conference.

Students of government and private schools, colleges and madrassahs could go to any destination with the minimum fare Tk 5, said the DC adding that there would be two ‘honesty boxes’ in every bus, where student would put the bus fare willingly.

One of the routes would be Bohddarhat to New Market through Badurtala, Chawkbazar, Gani Bakery, Jamalkhan, Cheragi Pahar, Andarkilla and Kotwali.

Buses would also run from Oxyzen intersection to Agrabad, Muradpur, GEC and Wasa intersections and Tigerpass areas.

According to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, the buses would run from 6:15am to 12:45pm in the morning shift while students would enjoy it from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the afternoon shift every day except government holidays.

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