Indefinite transport strike in 10 Khulna districts enter day 2


The indefinite transport strike enforced in 10 districts of Khulna division protesting the life term imprisonment of a bus driver entered the second day on Monday.

The driver was sentenced to life term imprisonment in a case filed over a road accident that killed five people, including noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier.

The 10 districts are: Bagerhat, Chuadanga, Jessore, Jhenidah, Khulna, Kushtia, Magura, Meherpur, Narail and Satkhira.

All modes of transportation, including the long-distance ones, stayed off the roads due to the strike enforced by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, causing passengers to suffer immensely. Loading and unloading of goods at Benapole land stopped due to the strike.

Thousands of goods-laden trucks remained stranded at the port. The massive traffic congestion was caused by the strike.

The strike was called by Khulna regional committee of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation on Saturday.

A court in Manikganj sentenced bus driver Jamir Hossain, 48, of Daulatdiar village of Chuadanga district, to life term imprisonment on Wednesday in a case filed over the deaths of Tareque and Munier.