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Daulatdia Ferry Service

Transport strike over irregularities

Road links between 21 districts and other parts of the country, including Dhaka, remain snapped as transport owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike yesterday morning to press home their six-point demand.

The strike was initially called in 10 districts of Khulna division and was extended to six districts in Barisal and five in Dhaka divisions, causing extreme sufferings to passengers of different routes.

The leaders and workers enforced the strike demanding an end to extortion, traffic jam and harassment of passengers and motor workers at Daulatdia ferry terminal, reports our Jhenidah correspondent, quoting Abdur Rahim Dudu, joint convenor of Khulna Divisional Transport Owners and Workers' Coordination Committee.

The owners and workers will continue the strike until their demands are met, Abdur Rahim said.

"We asked the authorities concerned on several occasions to resolve the problems, but they did not take any steps in this regard," the transport leader claimed.

Inter-district Motor Owners and Workers' Coordination Parishad at a press conference in its Jessore unit office yesterday called the indefinite strike in Khulna, Jessore, Narail, Magura, Jhenidah, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Kushtia, Bagerhat and Satkhira, reports our Kushtia correspondent.

At the conference, transport leaders suggested that truck and pick-up van drivers use Jamuna Bridge instead of Daulatdia ferry terminal during the strike.

Loading and unloading at Benapole land port remained suspended since morning following the strike, adds our Benapole correspondent.

Passengers travelling with passports have also been suffering due to the halt in transport movement.

Later, transport leaders of five districts of Dhaka and six of Barisal divisions joined the indefinite strike, expressing solidarity with the Inter-district Motor Owners and Workers Coordination Parishad.

The districts are Faridpur, Gopalganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur and Madaripur under Dhaka division and Barisal, Pirojpur, Patuakhali, Barguana, Jhalakathi and Bhola under Barisal division.

Contacted, Ashraf Ullah, manager (operations) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation, Daulatdia office, said construction of a bypass road has already started to ease traffic movement heading towards the terminal.

On the issue of extortion, the BIWTA official said it was the duty of police to maintain law and order.

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Over the past few days it was a common news for readers that some parts of the country is going to disconnect from the rest due to numerous allegations against authorities but everything remains heedless. No one else the common people have to bear the burnt of the incidence before the month of Ramadan.

: MH Uddin

Our government allays sleep during any acute problem she is whatever any leader staying as government in the country.We vote and elect government for the people but after wining the sleep and sleep and fulfill their bank balances.

: Gm. Sumon


  • Shamim, Kuala Lumpur
    Monday, July 16, 2012 05:26 AM GMT+06:00 (186 weeks ago)

    Our ministers use helicopters. So this is not a problem to them. We need people-oriented leaders to solve our problems.

  • Neelu
    Monday, July 16, 2012 02:26 PM GMT+06:00 (186 weeks ago)

    The life of common people is going to so hard day by day. The picture is like that we are very much helpless people. Stike befoe Ramadan will be brought suffocation situation for us. The incumbent authorities should think about the matter and solve the problem immediately.





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