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72-hr transport strike underway in Sylhet

Besides, another 48-hour strike enforced by the CNG run-auto-rickshaw workers and owners in the city and adjacent areas is going on for the second consecutive day

Update : 22 Dec 2020, 04:29 PM

A 72-hour transport strike, enforced by the transport workers and owners, is underway in Sylhet division with a demand to resume stone extraction from quarries.

Road communications between Sylhet and other parts of the country came to a halt following the strike on Tuesday.

Sylhet divisional unit of Truck-Pick-up-Covered van Owners Oikkya Parishad called the strike on Monday and the transport workers organizations expressed solidarity with them.

Selim Ahmed Falik, president of Sylhet District Transport Workers Union, said, “We have expressed our solidarity with the Oikya Parishad over the demand of reopening of stone quarries.”

On Monday, the Oikya Parishad had a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner M Kazi Emdadul Islam.

As no solution came from the meeting, the transport workers enforced the strike.

The strike will continue for three days, said its president Hadi Saiful adding “We have enforced the strike in collaboration with Sunamganj, Habiganj, Moulvibazar transport workers.”

The government has suspended the work of stone extraction from stone quarries to save the environment.

Besides, another 48-hour strike enforced by the CNG run-auto-rickshaw workers and owners in the city and adjacent areas is going on for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

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