SATKHIRA: District Bus-Minibus Owners’ Association went on an indefinite strike on Sunday morning for pushing shallow engine-run human haulers from off the roads.
President of Satkhira Bus-Minibus Owners’ Association Saiful Karim Sabu said, “We enforced the strike to press the demand for Nosimon-Karimon-free roads, as the freewheeling smaller vehicles are often blamed for traffic mishaps.”
“Although we have placed our demands with local administration, they did not take any necessary step in this regard”, he added.
Regarding the matter, district police super Md. Asaduzzaman said, “The Bus-Minibus Owners’ Association has decided to call off the strike after holding a meeting with administration on Saturday night.”
However, Sabu said, “We have held the meeting but did not take any final decision. We will fix the issue after holding meeting with a number of workers’ association on Sunday morning.”
BDST: 0905 HRS, JULY 1, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor