Bus service resumes on Dhaka-Sherpur routes

Published : 26 Dec 2020 09:25 PM | Updated : 27 Dec 2020 11:30 AM

After remaining closed for four days, long distance bus service from Sherpur as well as bus service on Dhaka-Sherpur route finally resumed on Saturday noon.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the district bus coach owners' association. After the meeting, president of the association Sanowar Hossain Sanu announced the re-launch of all buses including Sherpur-Dhaka.

Earlier, long-distance bus service from Sherpur was suspended from Wednesday afternoon after a driver and helper of Sonar Bangla service bus were assaulted at Nabinagar bus terminal in the capital. 

It is learned that on last Tuesday, the driver and helper were assaulted by some unruly persons posing as workers of Nabinagar temporary bus terminal. When the incident spread among the bus workers of Mymensingh, the angry workers stopped the buses going from Sherpur to Dhaka at Mymensing’s Shambhuganj Bridge area.

Police on Friday night arrested four people after the Sherpur District Bus Coach Owners' Association filed a case accusing six people in this connection. Later on Saturday afternoon, the long-distance bus service resumed.

Confirming the matter, Sujit Ghosh, Acting General Secretary of the district Bus Coach Owners' Association, said that the bus service was stopped due to the incident. He said that they demanded exemplary punishment those were involved in the incident in the capital.