close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
July 31, 2020

Transport owners fleecing passengers

Lahore

July 31, 2020

Rawalpindi:A large number of people at different bus terminals on Thursday faced the same old problem of overcharging by the transporters while going to their hometowns to celebrate Eidul Azha.

Majority of passengers prefer road transports rather than trains, therefore all terminals were packed with passengers and the transporters were demanding double fares from commuters taking advantage of the Eid. Even some transporters were charging full fares from five to seven-year-old children.

Majority of private cars (without permit) are also taking long route passengers and minting money. Not a single official of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) was present at any terminal to stop overcharging.

Majority of the passengers strongly protested here at terminals against overcharging but in vain. Moreover, some transporters also refused to issue tickets to passengers, saying that all seats were already booked.

Talking to ‘The News’ passengers said that concerned authority has left public in the lurch as passengers along with their families are facing humiliation in getting tickets of bus or wagon. No official of District Regional Transport Authority was present at any bus terminals to check the over-charging, overloading and misbehaving with passengers. Punjab government is only issuing so-called SOPs to avoid coronavirus otherwise nothing on ground is visible, passengers denounced.