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Transport strike called on Dhaka-Chattogram highway
Dhaka, 13 May, Abnews: Dhaka-Chattogram Road Transport Owners’ and Workers Oikya Parishad and Inter-district Truck and Covered-Van Owners Association will not operate vehicles on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway for 12 hours on Monday, with the aim to ease traffic backlog on the country’s busiest road.
 
Leaders of workers organization said no buses will ply on Dhaka-Chattogram highway from Monday morning to evening. The strike will be continued if the traffic jam situation doesn't improve.
 
Confirming the matter, Chattogram Inter-District Bus Owners Association General Secretary Kafil Uddin told risingbd.com that the highway became useless due to intolerable traffic jam.
 
Drivers and helpers of commercial operations are suffering the most as there is no scope for them to buy foods for them on the roads.
Transport strike called on Dhaka-Chattogram highway
The associations decided to refrain from operating any Dhaka-bound goods-laden vehicles from 12 pm to 3 pm from Alangker, Sitakunda, Mirsarai, Feni and Cumilla every day, he said.
 
Kafil Uddin, general secretary of Inter-District Bus Owners Association, said thousands of people are suffering a lot due to the huge tailback at Feni and Daudkandi of Cumilla points and the two transport associations have taken the decision to reduce the sufferings of people.
 
Huge vehicles on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway remained stranded for the last few days due to the construction of a railway-overpass at Mahipal in Feni, said Kafil Uddin.
 
The construction work on the 845-metre long railway overpass involving Tk 60 crore began in 2012 but its construction work could not be finished yet.
 
Earlier, a 110-km tailback was created on the highway from Chouddagram on Friday night, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
 
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