The bus owners accepted the half-pass demand, effective Wednesday

Private bus owners have decided to implement half pass or half fare in the face of student movement. Khandaker Enayet Ullah, president of the Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association, made the announcement on Tuesday (November 30th).

He said students would get half the fare from 7 am to 8 pm on days other than holidays. The order will be effective from December 1 tomorrow. However, this facility will not be available on public holidays, weekly holidays, seasonal holidays and other holidays. This instruction will remain in force only in the capital. Students must show the ID card of their respective institution at the time of renting.

Asked about the subsidy to the government at the time, he said, “We are satisfied with the Prime Minister and have lifted this condition.” However, 80 percent of the country’s bus owners are poor. Many of them make a living by their only bus. We hope the government will consider their demands.

Earlier, the government had decided to reduce the fare for BRTC buses by 50 per cent for students across the country.

The decision to increase fares on public transport in the wake of the recent rise in fuel prices has come under discussion. The students also started a movement with this.


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