Transporters increase fares before advent of Eid-ul-Azha | Pakistan Today

Transporters increase fares before advent of Eid-ul-Azha

As people from twin cities started leaving to their native areas to celebrate eid with their loved ones, transporters have started fleecing them by increasing fares while the authorities pay no heed to the issue.
During visits to various bus terminals of Faizabad, Pirwadhi and Peshawar Mor, it was observed that transporters were over-charging commuters.
This overcharging resulted into scuffle and exchange of harsh words between transporters and passengers as well.
Before the advent of eid, a lot of people from twin cities go to their native areas to celebrate eid and every time this situation happens but authorities have not devised any mechanism to tackle this issue.
This time closure of trains on different routes has further added to the miseries of passengers as they don’t have any other cheap means to travel to their native areas.
Meanwhile, transporters plying air-conditioned coaches for long routes such as those to Lahore, Sialkot, Sargodha, Larkana, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and others have increased fares by more than Rs 200-300 per seat and it is expected to increase further in the next two days.
There had always been problems around Eid as the passengers have to go outside the city to their native towns before Eid and return after Eid. Under these circumstances, transporters said they had to run empty buses on the way back on the route and so were charging extra money to cover expenses.

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