Bus owners, workers go on strike in 3 southern dists

PATUAKHALI : Bus owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in three southern districts-Patuakhali, Barguna and Barisal- demanding an end to plying of three wheelers on highways and withdrawal of fake cases against transport workers, reports UNB.
The strike disrupted communication between Dhaka and the three districts.
Md Nazrul Islam, executive president of Patuakhali, Barguna, Barisal Bus-minibus Owners Somonnoy Parishad, called the strike.
Passengers, especially tourists bound to Kuakata beach, had to face suffering due to the strike which started from 6am.
Earlier on February 12, police filed a case against 17 transport workers in connection with a clash between bus workers and three wheeler drivers at Amtoli in Barguna district town.
Later on February 13, the bus owners and drivers of the three districts in a press conference demanded withdrawal of the case and an end to plying of three wheelers on the highways.