The transport owners’ association had called an indefinite strike at 6 am on Sunday
The Chittagong Divisional Public and Goods Transport Owners’ Unity Association have withdrawn their strike in Chittagong after 10 hours.
The association’s Convener Manjurul Alam Manju, who had called the strike, said they decided to call of the strike after a meeting with Chittagong City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin in the Circuit House at 4pm.
“The city mayor patiently listened to our objections. He assured us of taking our nine-point demands to the authorities concerned within 15 days. Based on his assurance, we decided to call off the strike,” said Manju.
Earlier on Sunday at 6 am, the transport owner’s association called an indefinite transport strike in greater Chittagong to press home their nine-point demands.
The transport owners’ demands include: cancellation of extra fines by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA); application of different sections of consumer rights laws by the district executive magistrate; no harassment by BRTA for updating documents of vehicles; no extortion by police on roads and highways; no fines for updating documents; and no confiscation and requisition of vehicles by highway police and a few others.