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Students stage demonstration over road safety, half fare

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th November, 2021 07:46:28 PM
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Students stage demonstration over road safety, half fare

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College students took to the streets in the capital again on Sunday demanding the government take measures to ensure road safety and half fare for them in public transport.

Students staged demonstrations in the city’s Dhanmondi, Uttara, Shantinagar and Rampura areas and put barricades on the road to press home their demand, UNB reported.

The recent hike in transport fares following the rise in fuel prices and the death of a Notre Dame College student after being hit by a Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) vehicle prompted the students to raise their voice against chaos in the transport sector.

The students have been staging demonstrations since November 18 demanding half fares in public transport for students.

On November 20, students from two colleges vandalised 10-12 buses in Science Laboratory area demanding half fare in the city for students.

The government on November 3 raised the prices of diesel and kerosene by Tk 15 per liter and the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) increased the fares for intra-city and inter-district buses by 26.5% and 27% respectively following an indefinite strike by transport owners on November 7.