Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passenger welfare platform, today formed a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka urging the government to stop operation of unfit vehicles on roads and highways during the Eid rush.
Around 40 members of the platform gathered in front of the press club and formed the human chain around 11:30am that continued for 45 minutes.
Every year, during Eid, these unfit vehicles are responsible for huge tailback on roads and highways across the country, causing immense suffering to people, Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, secretary general of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, said from the human chain.
Lots of death and injuries also take place because of these vehicles and that is why so many people are ending up in hospital and morgues, he added.
On May 30, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity held at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity and expressed concerns over the upcoming Eid holiday journey saying that the roads, railways and waterways are not prepared to handle the rush.