After capital Dhaka, students in all other metropolitan cities, including Chattogram, will enjoy half fare while travelling in public transport with effect from December 11.
Secretary General of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Khandaker Enayetullah came up with the announcement while speaking at a press briefing at Chattogram Press Club on Sunday.
The students will enjoy the half fare from 7 am to 8 pm and they have to show their identity cards to avail of this opportunity.
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However, it will not be applicable on government and weekly holidays and other holidays of educational institutions, said Khandaker.
But a 50% discount will not be applicable outside cities, he added.
“We’ve taken the decision to allow half fare for the students in public buses in all the cities following the demand of the students and we hope now they will go back to their respective institutions,” he added.
In the face of student protests, Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association on November 30 decided that all the students in Dhaka Metropolitan area will get a 50% discount from December 1.