The government has inaugurated a special Bus service for school students in the port city of Chattogram on Saturday. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhoury Deputy Minister of Education inaugurated the bus service of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority BRTC for the students. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gifted these 10 two-storied buses.
The bus service was inaugurated at the Gymnasium grounds adjacent to MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram. From Sunday, there will be five buses on two separate routes to carry school students in two shifts. Chief Guest of the inauguration ceremony Mahibul Hasan Chowdhoury said, “Mujib year will start on March 17 and we are counting the time. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given this gift to you. We all came to see the gift.”
“During the `Safe Road Movement’, along with the leaders of the then Chhatra League, you wanted buses for coming to school. The Prime Minister has given the buses for you accepting your demand with the affection of motherly love. I will inform the Prime Minister that you are showing love gratitude for her.
” Mohibul told the students at the time. He also said, “My father used to sell newspaper at the train station. Students should remember that no task is too small.” This time he thanked the GPH Group’s Additional Managing Director. District Commissioner Md Elias Hossain presided over the function. The guest of honour was Md Almas Shimul, Additional Managing Director of GPH.
These buses will have 'honesty counters', so that students will pay only five taka every time they travel to any destination. There will be no supervisor on this bus. Students will voluntarily pay the fare on the counter. Students have to get on the bus while wearing a school dress. Each bus will have a CCTV camera. Which will be monitored from the District Commissioner's Office.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammed Elias Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram said that Mahatma Gandhi had stated that Chattogram is always ahead.