Auto-rickshaw, light vehicle workers demand food, financial support from govt in lockdown

Auto-rickshaw and light vehicle workers demanded direct food and financial support from the government to survive in the all-out lockdown that has been extended until April 28.

In a joint statement, president and secretary of Bangladesh Auto-Rickshaw Light Vehicle Transport Workers Federation (BALTWF), Abul Hossain and Md Golam Faruk respectively, said the operation of lakhs of three wheelers and light vehicles has been suspended due to the lockdown.

“This ultimately left us into big trouble as we have become unemployed and our families will have to pass the days unfed,” they said.

They noted that the organisation has already made appeal to different government offices for direct food and cash help.

They want the government to provide financial and food support so that the families of the drivers and workers could survive in the months of holy Ramadan.

Source: United News of Bangladesh