Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (JKS) has protested the government’s decision to hike the diesel-run bus fare by 27 per cent per kilometre after the owners went on a wildcat strike against rise in fuel price.
The fare hike was announced on Sunday after a meeting with the bus owners in Dhaka. It prompted the owners to call off the strike enforced on Friday morning. It will be effective from Monday.
It will hold a press conference on Monday to give details on its protest against the new fare, said the organisation's Secretary General Mozammel Haque Chowdhury.
In a state JKS also said the government had illegally increased the price of diesel and kerosene by 23 per cent without holding a public hearing.