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Ride-sharing services shut down on Feb 8 for 'maintenance'

  • Published at 12:11 am February 8th, 2018
Ride-sharing services shut down on Feb 8 for 'maintenance'
Several of the ride-sharing services that operate in Dhaka city have announced that they will not be operating on Thursday. Pathao, Bahon and MUV, which are bike and car sharing services, have sent messages to their clients saying there will be no service during the day. The government has tightened security around the capital and across the country ahead of the scheduled announcement of the verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia, the chairperson of BNP, the ruling party's key political rival. Police set up check posts around the city on Tuesday night and has been stopping and searching vehicles and pedestrians non-stop. Additional police personnel were deployed on Wednesday along with Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) forces and security was tightened at government establishments. Ruling party leaders have been warning of political unrest if Khaleda is convicted of corruption in the case, while BNP says the government is scared because it is manufacturing the verdict. Pathao and MUV cited no reasons for their suspension of service and Bahon claimed it was app maintenance.