Bangladesh Tank-lorry Owners Association has called an indefinite strike from January 3 across the country to demand that the government allows them to raise transportation fare following recent hike in diesel.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Tank-lorry Owners Association, Sheikh Farhad Hossain announced the programme on Tuesday.
“The bus fare increased following the price hike of diesel but no steps have been taken yet to raise the fare of tank-lorry. So, we have decided to enforce an indefinite strike from January 3,” he said.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has increased the fares for intra-city and inter-district buses by over 26 per cent and 27 per cent respectively as demanded by the bus owners.
The decision came at a meeting between the BRTA and the bus owners on November 7.
The government on November 3 raised the prices of diesel and kerosine at the retail level.
As per the new price, the fuel is now selling at Tk 80 per litre instead of Tk 65.
It said the prices of other petroleum products will remain unchanged.