Road transport act 2018:

BRTWL wants implementation after one year

Buses at a bus stand in Satkhira on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Photo: Collected

Buses at a bus stand in Satkhira on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Photo: Collected

Ruling Awami League backed Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik League (BRTWL) has demanded to implement the new Road Transport Act 2018 after one year.

Leaders of the transport workers federation pressed 12-point demand including one year extension of new law implementation, amendment of several section and to take actions against caller of blockadein a press conference at National Press Club on Thursday 

The leaders also thanked the transport owners and workers for withdrawing the countrywide blockade after meeting with the home minister.

Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' League General Secretary Yunus Ali said that BNP-Jamaat backed transport leaders are leading the transport sector and such vested quarters are trying to create unrest in the country by imposing blockade.

Yunus thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for passing the new law and also demanded to amendment few sections of the new law including sections 66, 86, 87, 89, 104 and 105.

They also demanded to minimize the punishment and fine of the law.

Leaders of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik League declared to form a human chain on November 24 against vested quarters of transport sector.

BRTWL Vice President Anowar Hossain Anu, Joint Secretary Mohammad Hanif and Organizing Secretary Enamul Kabir Miraj were present at the press briefing while vice president Mohammad Mujibur Rahman Khan was in chair, among others.

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