Bangladesh Road Transport Owners’ Association yesterday called off transport strike following the government’s move of re-fixing the bus fare.
The transport association enforced the indefinite strike of public transport, trucks and lorries from Friday morning with the demand of re-fixing bus fare.
The strike was called off following a meeting between Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and leaders of transport owners’ association.
Transport owners’ association Secretary General Enayet Ullah told that they called of the strike following their meeting with BRTA Chairman Nur Mohammad Mazumder.
Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a press release re-fixing the fare of bus and minibus.
According to the re-fixed fare, diesel-run inter-district and long-route buses and mini-buses can realize maximum Taka 1.80 fare for per kilometer from every passenger which is now Taka 1.42. So, Taka 0.38 has been increased for per kilometer bus fare.
For diesel-run buses and mini-buses in Dhaka and Chattogram cities, Taka 2.15 and Taka 2.05 fare have been re-fixed for per kilometer for every passenger which is now Taka 1.70 and Taka 1.60 respectively for buses and minibuses. So, Taka 0.45 fare has been extended for both buses and mini-buses for per kilometer. Minimum fare for bus and minibuses has been re-fixed as Taka 10 and Taka 8.
Per kilometer Taka 2.05 fare has been re-fixed for both buses and mini-buses in districts under Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur, Manikganj and Dhaka) for every passenger.
Petrol, octane and gas-run vehicles will not be under the purview of the extended fare.
The new fare rate will be effective from tomorrow (November 8).