Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Khulna fuel traders, tank-lorry owners go on strike

Fuel traders and tank-lorry owners went on a 12-hour strike on Monday morning in 15 districts of Khulna division to press home their three-point demand, including hike in commission on fuel sale and readjustment of transport fare.

The strike started at 6 am and will continue till 6 pm, said Sheikh Murad Hossain, general secretary of Khulna Divisional Committee of Bangladesh Fuel Distributors Association.

Bangladesh Petroleum Dealers, Distributors, Agents and Petrol Pump Owners Association have stopped collection of fuel from Padma, Meghna and Jamuna depots.

Murad Hossain said this strike is also being observed by stopping fuel collection from the depots of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.

However, fuel sale from petrol pumps is continuing, he added.

The government hiked the prices of fuel by a big margin on August 5.

Diesel prices were increased by Tk 34 to Tk 114 per litre, octane by Tk 46 to Tk 135 per litre and petrol by Tk 44 to Tk 130 a litre.