Rickshaw owners’ association gives ultimatum to withdraw ban
Bangladesh Rickshaw and Van Owners' Federation on Saturday gave ultimatum to concerned authorities to uplift ban on rickshaws on three major roads by July 10.
If their demands are not met, they will submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister on July 11 and would organise a mass rally.
Their ultimatum came at a press conference held at Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association in the city.
In addition, leaders of the federation demanded to impose ban on unauthorised battery-run rickshaws and evict illegal rickshaws from the city streets as it is the sole reason for traffic congestion in the city.
The federation’s general secretary RA Zaman read out a written statement at the conference to this end.
The federation’s president Ali Ahmed, and vice-president Harun-or-Rashid, among others, were present on the occasion.
The leaders claimed that a group of people were providing token and number plates to illegal rickshaws and unauthorised battery-run rickshaws for their vested interest and earning Tk 100 million per month and requested concerned authorities to take legal action against them.
More than 100,000 illegal battery-run rickshaws are now plying on the city streets, according to the federation.