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Owners, workers declare shutdown of bus-truck plying today

Protest of fuel price hike

Staff Correspondent: Owners and workers have announced the shutdown of running buses and trucks across the country from today morning in protest of rising fuel prices.
Khandaker Enayet Ullah, secretary general of the Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association, told reporters yesterday afternoon.
He said the BRTA “proposed to increase bus fares” in 2019. That decision was not “implemented” at that time due to the COVID period. The price of fuel has already increased again on Wednesday night. In such a situation, the bus owners will “face losses instead of income”. For this, the transport owners of different districts have declared not to run buses, he added.
Earlier, the price of diesel and kerosene was increased by Tk 15 per liter. The new price is increased from Tk 65 at the consumer level to Tk 80 – which was implemented from Wednesday at 12 am.
This information was given in a press release of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources last night.

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