Public transport owners on Tuesday decided to take half fare from students in Dhaka from today.
General Secretary of Road Transport Owners' Association Khandaker Enayet Ullah told a press conference at the city's Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue.
"The half bus fare for students will come into effect from December 1. Students must show ID cards of their respective schools or colleges while paying half fare," he said.
Enayet Ullah said the half bus fare will not be applicable on holidays and at district levels except Dhaka city while students can pay the half fare during 7 am to 8 pm.
The transport owners' leader asked the students involved in continuous movement demanding half bus fare to return their homes.
Earlier, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at a meeting hinted about the decision of private bus owners to implement half bus fare for students.