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BRTC allocates 171 buses for RMG workers

Eid travel
Staff Reporter, Dhaka
BRTC allocates 171 buses for RMG workers

The government has given 171 Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) buses for garment workers commuting home from Eid-ul-Azha. Total 151 numbers of buses departed yesterday (Friday) from Gazipur intersection to North Bengal from 7am right after every 15 minutes.

20 more buses departed from Chattogram to different areas of the country.

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has taken this decision in the wake of the initiative of BGMEA, a garment sector owners’ organisation, to enable garment workers to return home safely and seamlessly. Besides the BRTC bus, the government has promised to keep separate trains and launches for the workers. Nevertheless, the BGMEA wants to ensure that these workers can return home from Dhaka without any sufferings and harassings.

BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq said “Previous Eid, the government provided enough buses, trains and launches for us, as a result, the workers were returning home safely. They enjoyed Eid with their relatives beautifully.” She added, “Most of the garment workers are women, they are our wealth. The workers, working in this sector, are people from remote areas of the country. I’m working to make sure they get home safely. I am trying hard so that every worker should get wages and bonuses to celebrate their Eid with their family,”

The President of BGMEA appealed to the Road Transport and Bridges Minister for the BRTC bus on July 20, thinking of the Eid-ul-Azha garment workers, like the Eid of Ramadan.

Rubana Huq also appealed to the chairman of the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on the same day. According to its application, the BRTC has decided to give 171 buses for the workers to return home.

In a letter sent to the Minister of Road Transport and Bridge, the president of the BGMEA wrote, “There are 45 lakh direct and 2 crore indirect workers working in the garment industry in the country. With their contribution, 83 per cent of the foreign currency comes from the country’s economy. The majority of this manpower is Muslim.  As a result, when Eid holiday started around 45 lakh workers rushed to their homes by bus, train and launch. This put additional stress on buses, trains and launches. To go home is to suffer and be harassed.

So, I want your help in providing the bus for the garment workers to return home safely. I demand to allocate at least 100 special buses.”

Similarly, Rubana Haque appealed to the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of shipping to arrange special trains and launches for the workers.

However, these two ministries didn’t arrange any special trains or launches for the workers this year.

 

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