Buses traversing long routes are not leaving Dhaka’s Sayedabad Inter-District Bus Terminal since midnight following a clash between two groups of transport workers on Monday.
Hundreds of passengers have been waiting at the terminal in the southern part of the capital, from where services for Comilla, Noakhali, Sylhet, Chittagong, the hill tract districts as well as other parts of the country are operated.
“No buses are leaving the terminal since midnight,” Jatrabarhi police OC Anisur Rahman told bdnews24.com. However, short-haul buses are being operated, he added.
“No buses are being operated whether from the counters in the city or the terminal,” operator Unique Travels’ General Manager Abdul Haque told bdnews24.com. On Monday, a clash between two groups of transport workers broke out at the capital’s Gulistan over the control of an office building of the union.
Following the unrest, traffic was suspended on the Mayor Hanif Flyover for several hours. The workers had blocked the flyover connecting Gulistan and Jatrabarhi with buses causing huge traffic congestion in the capital.
Traffic resumed after over three hours after the police intervened.