The strike was called due to the administration’s inaction over usage of illegal vehicles including CNG autorickshaws on the highway
An indefinite minibus strike is underway in Habiganj demanding to stop usage of illegal vehicles including CNG autorickshaws on the highway.
The Habiganj District Motor Owners Group and the Road & Transport Workers Union called the strike, and it has been effective on all internal roads of the district including the Habiganj-Sylhet highway from 6am on Tuesday.
Shank Shuvro Roy, general secretary of Habiganj District Motor Owners Group, confirmed the matter.
He said the strike had been called due to the administration’s inaction over usage of illegal vehicles including CNG autorickshaws on the highway.
Trucks would also be halted from Wednesday if necessary, added Shuvro.
Meanwhile, commuters in Habiganj are suffering due to the sudden halt of buses and minibuses.
Bashir, a worker going to Madhabpur from Habiganj, said: "We workers are in trouble as busses were suspended without any prior announcement. If I can't join my office on time, I will be in trouble.”
A passenger named Shahadat Hossain from Bibariya said: “We had an office meeting. Seven people from Habiganj were supposed to participate in it but it is doubtful that we can be there on time due to the strike.”
Some commuters were seen traveling to certain places by truck due to non-operation of buses.