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Ctg truck, covered van owners to enforce 72hr strike from Tuesday

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Published: 15:36, 19 September 2021   Update: 16:29, 19 September 2021
Ctg truck, covered van owners to enforce 72hr strike from Tuesday

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Chattogram’s Truck and Covered Van Owners’ Association are going to enforce a countrywide strike for 72 hours from Tuesday to press home their 15-point demands including cancellation of advance income tax.

The organisation held a press conference and announced the programme in the city on Saturday.

The demands also include constructing terminals and restrooms (rest areas) every 50 kilometres along the highways for transport drivers, workers and passengers, setting up weighing centres, designating specific points to check transport documents, stopping police from collecting tolls, stopping police harassment, making driving license procedures easy and taking action against muggers, robbers and hijackers on the highways.

M Arif Rahman Rubel, Joint Secretary of Truck and Covered Van Owners’ Association said, "We will place the demands to the six ministries concerned."

To press home their demands, all goods carrying transports will remain suspended from 21 to 24 September, he said.

Rubel said their intention is not to cause economic damage in the country. “If the ministries concerned assure us of realising all 15 demands, the strike will be withdrawn from tomorrow.”

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