Transporters still charging higher fares


The commuters of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have demanded implementation of revised fare notification as transporters are still charging high fares despite the reduction in gas prices.
Interestingly most of the drivers expressed ignorance about the revised fare notification, saying that they had not yet received any information in this regard. Exchange of harsh words and quarrels between the passengers and drivers had become a routine activity on different routes.
The public transport plying on various routes in the twin cities including 1, 3, 21, 127 and 111 had been charging commuters according to their own will.
The commuters said that mostly transporters operating in the twin cities used compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel. The people urged the authorities concerned to provide them with relief from the ruthless transporters.
Not completing their route was another common practice of the transporters which irked the commuters paying high fares to the transporters.
Commuters demanded from the authorities concerned to take strict action against overcharging by the transporters of the twin cities and to issue them traffic tickets for not completing their route.