Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Drivers of CNG-run auto-rickshaws Saturday night called off their indefinite strike following assurance from the communications minister to meet their demands.
Zakir Hossain, general secretary of Dhaka Zilla Auto-rickshaw Sramik Union, reportedly said they have withdrawn the strike as the minister has assured them over the phone that he will hold a meeting with them and find out a suitable solution to their problems.
Minister Obaidul Quader said he would take necessary measures to release the workers, who were detained by law enforcers during strike hours, Zakir added.
Two associations of the drivers enforced the strike in the capital on Wednesday to press home their 10-point demand including stopping collection of higher daily deposits by the auto-rickshaw owners; cancellation of route permit system for auto-rickshaws; and provision of necessary parking spaces.
BBN/SSR/AD-15July12-8:20 am (BST)