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Transport strike ends

02 Mar 2017, 14:35 ( 02 Mar, 2017) | updated: 02 Mar 2017, 14:38 ( 02 Mar, 2017)


Transport workers have gone back to their work, putting an end to a nationwide strike enforced on Tuesday.



The strikers ended their work stoppage on Wednesday afternoon, hours after shipping minister Shajahan Khan urged the transport workers to resume work.

Some buses inside the city were seen and vehicular movement from Dhaka to other parts of the country have also resumed.

"We have relayed the message to all the terminals. The owners have been asked to release the vehicles when the workers want to make the trips," said Enayet Ullah, secretary general of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Samity.

On Tuesday, transport workers enforced a wildcat indefinite strike across the country following a court verdict that sentenced a driver to death, for killing five people, including noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier in Manikganj district.