Published:  03:25 AM, 10 September 2019

Chattogram transport strike withdrawn after 11 hrs


An indefinite transport strike that called for on a nine-point demand has been withdrawn on Sunday  afternoon.The strike, which had cut off road communication of Chattogram with nine districts since morning, was withdrawn at around 4pm, said Manjurul Alam Chowdhury, the convener of the Chittagong Divisional Gono o Ponno Paribahan Malik-Oikya Parishad  He said, "Chittagong City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin has been in talks.

He assured that he would talk to the minister within the next 15 days to fulfill our demands. With his assurance, we have withdrawn the strike," reports UNB.

Earlier, Road communication of Chattogram with nine districts has cut off as a faction of transport owners enforced an indefinite strike in the division since morning, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

The districts include Cox's Bazar, three hill districts-Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban-- Feni, Noakhali, Cumilla and Laxmipur. Public vehicles were plying very thin throughout the city and different upazilas due to the strike demanding steps to stop harassment and extortion by law enforcers.

According to Gono o Ponno Paribahan Malik-Oikya Parishad, the nine-point demand include not to use consumer rights act against transport workers, issuing license and updating those in a flexible condition, stop car seizures by highway and thana police, not to refrain from renewing fitness certificates and route permit in the Chittagong Metro area.

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