The government has decided to increase fares by 60 percent from March 31, subject to half the number of passengers on all public transports, as corona transmission has increased in the country.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader decided at a press conference at his official residence on Tuesday (March 30th).
Minister Obaidul Quader said, “The government has decided to increase fares by 60 percent from tomorrow, subject to taking half the passengers in all public transport in the country due to the increase in corona transmission.” The order will remain in force for the next two weeks. If the situation is normal, the rent will return to normal. ‘
Earlier on Monday, the government issued instructions to transport half of the capacity of public transport. Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister. A circular signed by Ahmed Kaikaus issued a total of 18-point directives to prevent corona. It is said there.
The Minister of Road Transport and Bridges directed the owners of public transport to be strict in this regard, leaving half the seats vacant and complying with the hygiene rules, and making it mandatory to wear 100% masks and use hand sanitizers.
At the same time, he appealed to the people at all levels of the country to abide by the government’s 18-point directive as the second wave of Corona begins.
Obaidul Quader emphasized managing half of the manpower in all offices and factories except emergency services and adhering to hygiene rules in places of worship and limiting public gatherings in the face of increasing corona infection.
From now on, he also instructed the Awami League and all allied organizations across the country, including the capital, not to carry out any activities and called for a limited number of domestic activities in compliance with the health rules.