Transport owners demand resumption of bus services

Dhaka, , Apr 30 :  Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association has urged the government to resume bus services maintaining health rules amid the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.The association also demanded the government to provide food assistance and special loans to workers who became unemployed during the pandemic.
“Everything is going on as usual except bus services,” the association said in a press release on Friday.
Leaders of the association assured that if bus services are resumed at half capacity following all health guidelines, it would not contribute to the spreading of Covid-19.
A rising number of coronavirus cases and fatalities prompted the government to enforce a countrywide lockdown from April 5, which has been extended to May 5, reports UNB.