Route permit of Jabal-e-Noor buses cancelled
Students continue protest at different city points
Published : Wednesday, 1 August, 2018 at 11:21 AM Count : 1076
Students on Wednesday started demonstration for the fourth consecutive day at different points in capital Dhaka demanding safe roads.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has cancelled route permit of the 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' buses.
BRTA Chairman Mashiur Rahman made the announcement at 11am while conducting a drive against vehicles plying without fitness in city's Manik Mia Avenue.
Students of Government Science College and different schools and colleges at Farmgate and Uttara took to the streets at about 10am, disrupting vehicular movement on roads including Dhaka-Abdullahpur route.
Tejgaon Police Station OC Majharul Islam said traffic students staged sit-in on the road that brought traffic to a halt.
The demonstrators vandalised at least seven buses at Mirpur road and one at Science Lab.
On July 29, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, both first year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed and nine others wounded as a bus of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' ploughed through a crowed in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital.
Angered by the accident, students went on a rampage and vandalised whatever buses they found before them.
After that, they have been continuing their demonstration for last four days to press home for their nine-point demands include resignation of Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, ensure safe road and capital punishment of the bus driver.