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No bus services in 10 districts

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Bus drivers and their assistants have gone on strike in parts of the country to protest harsher punishments for traffic offences under the new transport law.

Bus drivers and their assistants have gone on strike in parts of the country to protest harsher punishments for traffic offences under the new transport law.

In 10 districts in the southwestern region of the country, the transport workers have ‘willingly’ stopped running the buses, Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association General Secretary Mortaza Hossain said on Monday.

The districts are: Jashore, Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Magura, Narail, Jhenaidah, Meherpur, Kushtia and Chuadanga.

The new law branded the drivers as killers in cases of road accidents, whereas in reality, the transport workers never kill anyone intentionally, said Mortaza.

The new law is quite similar to the law meant for criminals, he alleged.