Students face transport problem due to non-availability of CNG


Students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are finding it difficult to reach their educational institutions on time due to the non-availability of CNG and the shortage of petrol.
The non-availability of CNG for over a week and the long queues of vehicles at petrol pumps had caused a shortage of public transport in the twin cities. Moreover, the available private transport vehicles were charging way more than the usual.
Although most of the educational institutions resumed classes after a week-long winter vacations, but due to lack of transport, many students were unable to attend their classes.
“I used my private transport to go to college but the shortage of fuel and the non-availability of public transport are making it impossible for me to attend my classes,” said a student, Habiba Khan.
“The buses are overcrowded with male students, and this keeps females hesitant to travel on buses and wagons,” she added.
A van driver, Sohail Afzal, said the cold and the dense fog had forced people to stay indoors and now the unavailability of fuel made it impossible for the people to go to work.
“Providing pick and drop service to students was my only way of earning, but due to the highCNG and petrol prices the business is incurring heavy losses,” he said.