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CNG workers demand separate lanes on highways

Published : Sunday, 16 July, 2017 at 10:11 PM Count : 106
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Seeking withdrawal of the ban on the operation of CNG-run autorickshaws and tempos on the highways, workers of these vehicles have demanded separate lanes ultill alternative roads are created for them.    

Bangladesh Autorickshaw-Autotempo Transport Workers Federation placed several points  demands at a human chain programme in front of Jatiya Press Club on Saturday, said a press release.

Other demands are inclusion of the auto-rickshaw, auto-tempo drivers in the proposed Road Transport Act 2017, cancellation of some provisions of the proposed law that go against their interest, and creating separate lanes for CNG-run autorickshaws and tempos on the highways

The organization announced the fresh programme of staging demonstration and holding rallies at district level on July 20.

The human chain programme, with federation president Ful Mia Bhuiyan in the chair, was addressed by JSD general secretary and chairman of parliamentary standing committee chairman Nazmul Haque Prodhan MP, federation secretary Golam Faruque, workers leader Abul Hossain, CPD leader Ruhin Hossain Prince and ATM Nazmul Hasan.


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