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Indefinite freight transport strike from Friday protesting diesel price hike

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Bangladesh Truck-Covered Van Owners’ Association has called an indefinite freight transport strike from Friday protesting the recent price hike of diesel.

The association general secretary Hossain Md Majumder on Thursday confirmed the matter.

He said, “it is not possible to run our transport at the increased price rate. There is no rationality to increase the price in a hurry”.

Earlier on Wednesday night, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources announced the 23 per cent rise.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Road Transport Owners’ Association hinted to suspend public transport over the same reason.

The association general secretary Khandaker Enayet Ullah said the fuel price has been increased by Tk 15 per liter at a jump. This has never been happened before in the history.

They did not take any decision to go on strike or suspend public transport yet, Khandaker Enayet said, adding that though they informed the matter to Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) through a letter.

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