“We are ready to provide assistance from any part of the country if the transport owner or those concerned want it. In this case, 8-10 buses plying in close time will have to leave together.’
If the bus owners want, they will provide special security (escort service) for long-distance passenger buses during the blockade, RAB said.
Director of Law and Media Branch of RAB, Commander Khandaker Al Moin, said that RAB will ensure that no obstacle is created in long-distance passenger traffic. We are ready to provide assistance from any part of the country if the transport owner or concerned wants. In this case, 8-10 buses plying at close intervals should leave together.
He also said that RAB members will escort the buses till they reach their destination. Most of the buses operate mainly at night. That is how the security plan is arranged. Apart from this, overall security intelligence surveillance is going on. RAB will have more than 300 patrols across the country. RAB-Police will conduct joint patrols at some places.
Some parties including BNP-Jamaat have announced a 48-hour blockade program on Sunday and Monday for the second phase. Earlier, there was a three-day blockade from October 31 to November 2 in the first phase. At this time several vehicles were set on fire.