Dhaka, Sep 5 (UNB) - Bangladesh Auto-rickshaw Auto-tempo Transport Workers Federation (BAATWF) has protested the Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) ban on the plying of the human hauler, locally known as Leguna, in the city’s main road.
In a joint statement, president of BAATWF Rezaul Islam and secretary, Golam Faruque said that ban on such vehicles without arranging alternative job for the transport workers will hit hard their livelihoods.
They said about 4500 Legunas have been plying on the city roads obtaining permission from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and the sector employs several thousand workers.
“But it is not understandable as why now all on a sudden a ban on such vehicles was imposed when these are providing services not only the people, also to the government administration”.
They said such action is like cutting off the nose to spite the face.