Public transport resumed across the country
Shafiqul Islam (Shafiq)
In view of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, the government has relaxed stern restrictions on public transport, pre-Eid trade and commerce, socio-economic conditions and economic activities in the country. At the same time, it has been said that public transport will be started with half the capacity of passengers in compliance with the health rules. The directive was given in a notification of the cabinet department on Tuesday. As a result, long-distance bus service has started from midnight on Wednesday. Trains, launches and domestic flights have also resumed during the day.
Meanwhile, due to the weak and slow server, passengers have difficulty in buying train tickets online. After a long shutdown, the counters of Gabtali, Sayedabad and Mohakhali bus terminals in the capital are selling tickets. Long distance bus counters are open. With the launch of long-distance buses after a month and a half, transport workers are smiling.
According to the government’s instructions, the transports will run with half of the passengers in compliance with the health rules. However, bus passengers will have to pay double fare. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has said that launch owners and passengers will be fined if they do not follow proper hygiene rules during Eid journey. No passenger will be allowed to enter Sadarghat without a mask.