Quader urges transport owners-workers to withdraw strike
DHAKA, Nov 5, 2021 (BSS) –
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul
Quader today urged transport owners and workers to withdraw their strike
considering the plight of students and general people.
He came up with the call while speaking at a press briefing at his
official residence here.
Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, said the fare re-fixation
committee of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) will hold a
meeting on Sunday.
In consultation with the stakeholders, the committee will try its best to
keep the pressure of extra fare on people at tolerable level through
adjustment of transport fare based on realty, he said.
About the toll hike of Bangabandhu Bridge and Muktarpur Bridge, the road
transport and bridges minister said the toll of these bridges were increased
as the management and maintenance cost of the bridges went up.
Mentioning that the toll of Bangabandhu Bridge was last increased in 2011,
he said its toll has been increased after 10 years.
On the other hand, Quader said, the toll of Mukterpur Bridge was increased
for the first time after inauguration of the bridge in 2008.
He called upon the stakeholders concerned to accept the toll hike as it was
realistic and reasonable one.