Transport Strike Withdrawn in Ctg after Request of BRTA

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The Chattogram Metropolitan Transport Owner Group has announced the suspension of the flash strike in protest against the fuel price hike in the city.

This decision was taken in a meeting of the organization on Saturday (August 6) at 2 pm. Since then, oil-powered transport is seen on the roads.

Belayet Hossain Belal, President of Chattogram Metropolitan Transport Owner Group, said, "Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) officials told us that there is a fare redetermination meeting at 5 pm. The new fare will be determined in coordination with the price of oil.

He also said, 'BRTA officials have requested us to ply the vehicles. On behalf of the organization, we have decided to call a meeting in the office and take out the vehicles. I have informed all the owners of transport in Chattogram to take out the vehicles.

The Chattogram Metropolitan Transport Owner Group decided not to drive in Chattogram city from Saturday morning due to sudden increase in fuel price. Oil-powered transport was banned since morning. The passengers suffered greatly. Additional fare is being collected even if the gas powered vehicles are running. 

The government announced a sudden increase in the price of fuel on Friday (August 5) night. This information was given in a press release sent by the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources at 10 pm. The price of diesel and kerosene has been increased by Tk 34 to Tk 114 per liter, the price of petrol has been increased by Tk 44 to Tk 130 and the price of octane has been increased by Tk 46 to Tk 135.

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