Government slammed for its move to hike train fares
03 February 2015, Nirapad News: Ganasanghati Andolon on Tuesday criticised the government for its move to hike train fares when the petroleum price in the international market had gone ‘unbelievably low’.
Addressing a protest rally at the Jatiya Press Club, Ganasanghati Andolon coordinator Zonayed Saki said, “We can get per barrel oil for only $ 29 dollar instead of $ 120. It is the cheapest rate in recent times. But we can’t understand why the government is not adjusting the oil price rate in the local market, forcing the general people to pay extra money for production and transportation.”
If the railway authorities use its own resources and stop corruption, it will turn into a profitable sector, he added.
Taslima Akter, Abul Hasan Rubel, Firoz Ahmed and other central leaders of Ganasanghati Andolon were also present at the program.