A 24-hour transport strike is being observed in 16 districts of the southern parts of the country since Tuesday morning demanding repair of Khulna-Jashore highway.
The districts are -- Faridpur, Gopalganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur and 10 districts of Khulna division.
The general secretary also said the Khulna-Jashore highway became unfit for plying vehicles. Cracks have been developed in different places which are causing damages to vehicles.
The decision was taken in a joint-meeting of fuel oil distributors and tank lorry owners and workers on April 1.
Following the strike, plying of fuel tanks and fuel oil handling remained suspended in all the districts. Tank, lorry owners, drivers and workers staged demonstration in front of Khalishpur Meghna Petroleum depot supporting the strike.