Those trying to realise extra fares under watch: Bangladesh Minister Obaidul Quader

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Observing that transport fares have been adjusted in the context of fuel price hike but some transports are realising extra fares from passengers, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (August 9, 2022) said those who are trying to realise additional fares are under watch.

“So, we are seeking their cooperation again otherwise we will be compelled to take legal action against them,” the minister told a press conference at his official residence in Dhaka.

He hoped that the transport owners and workers are respectful of the government’s decision and would implement the decision taken in a meeting with them.

Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said it is a matter of any political party’s own decision whether it will join polls but the threat to halt elections will not bring any result.

“The next national elections will be held in time as per the constitution no matter how many obstacles there are. Joining the polls is a matter of any party’s own decision but elections will not wait for anyone,” he said.

Due to the negative impact of the global crisis, volatility in energy supply and abnormal price hike of fuel are being noticed in the international market, Quader said this crisis is not for any particular country but a crisis for the whole world.

“Without realising this reality, the BNP and allies are only blaming the Bangladesh government,” he added.

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