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14 Oct 2019 | 09:52 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Auto-rickshaw drivers to strike in Dhaka October 15-17

Bangladesh News Alert

Auto-rickshaw drivers to stage a 72-hour strike in Dhaka from October 15; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

Auto-rickshaw drivers announced on Monday, October 14, they will stage a 72-hour strike in Dhaka from Tuesday, October 15, to Thursday, October 17. Rickshaw drivers demand an increase in fare rates and more regulations on the market. Related demonstrations are expected, notably outside the National Press Club.

Previous demonstrations held on Sunday, October 6, and Sunday, October 13, have caused significant transportation disruptions across the capital.

Auto-rickshaw service interruptions are to be expected. Associated localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of all protests. 

Advice

Individuals in Dhaka are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions and make alternative arrangements if possible, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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