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Tangail HSC examinees block road protesting load shedding

  • Published at 02:43 pm May 2nd, 2019
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HSC examinees block the Tangail- Mymensingh highway in protest of 13-hour-long load shedding on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The students called off the protest after power supply resumed

HSC examinees have blocked the Tangail- Mymensingh highway in protest of 13-hour-long load shedding – in hot weather.

The load shedding—from 6am to 8pm on Wednesday—caused students of Ghatail Shaheed Salauddin Cantonment College and Ghatail GBG College to block the Shaheed Salauddin Cantonment intersection.

Several vehicles on the highway were trapped due to the protest.

The protesting students said load shedding has become a regular thing and occurs eight-to-10 times every day. 

The situation was brought under control after Ghatail Zonal Office of Mymensingh Palli Biddyut Samiti 1 resumed power supply — following orders from the Ghatail upazila administration. 

Ghatail Zonal Office said the problem was due to lack of electricity and glitches in the supply line.