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No sitting service in public transport from tomorrow

Sitting service in Dhaka public transport is stopping from tomorrow (Sunday).

Khandaker Enayetullah, general secretary of Dhaka Road Transport Owners’ Association, confirmed the matter on Saturday.

Stopping sitting service in Dhaka public transport is not coming into effect today although it was supposed to stop from today (April 15). A meeting will be held in the afternoon with the authority of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in the regard and then the decision in the regard will be effective from tomorrow, Enayetullah said.

As per the previous announcement, the sitting service in Dhaka public transport was supposed to stop from today but it did not happen.

Dhaka Road Transport Owners’ Association Secretary General Khandaker Enayetullah announced that no public transport will operate in Dhaka city in the name of sitting service, gate-lock or special service from April 15 at a press briefing held at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in the capital on April 4.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said both owners and workers are happy with the decision taken in this regard. The capital’s bus owners will have to charge the passengers fares set by the government.

Action will be taken against those who will be seen not to comply with the decision, Quader added.

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