Students gather at BRTA gates01 December 2021
News Desk :
Students demanding safer roads are holding a demonstration in front of the gate of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority building in Dhaka's Banani.
Students carrying placards and banners are chanting slogans outside the gate, said Noor-e-Azam Miah, chief of Banani police, reports bdnews24.com
"Three representatives from the group have entered. We are outside," he said.
Despite bus owners announcing on Tuesday that they would accept the demand for a 50 percent student discount on bus fares, students have announced that they will continue protests until the government issues an official notice accepting their remaining demands.
"The bus owners association's stipulations on the fare discount are not reasonable," said one student. "We do not accept. Many students have to leave home at 6 am by bus.
And many can't get home before nightfall. And there are students all across the country. Students must be allowed to use the 50 percent discount 24 hours a day nationwide."