Islamabad residents decry overcharging by transporters

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Islamabad: Commuters and residents have showed their anger over charging of inflated fares on Route No 1 in the federal capital, saying the authorities concerned were not paying heed to the injustice on part of the transporters.

The commuters, talking to INP, said that the conductors and drivers start misbehaving if they object to the overcharging.

They said that the public transport plying between Rawalpindi and Islamabad increased fare and Rawalpindi Transport Authority (RTA) also issued a new fare list, increasing stop-to-stop fare from Rs13 to 15.

The transporters charged the same fare in Islamabad despite the fact that stop-to-stop fare in Islamabad is Rs13.

Rashid Minhas, a resident of Sector G-8/4, talking to INP, said, “I go to Ayub Chowk daily on public transport on Route No 1. The conductors started overcharging a few days ago and showed me a fare list issued by RTA which I resisted.”

The transporters were charging fares fixed by Rawalpindi Transport Authority in Islamabad and the federal capital authorities were not taking any action to implement their fare list in its jurisdictions, he added.

The residents and commuters of Islamabad have demanded of the high-ups and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to take notice of the situation and ensure implementation of fares on all the routes in Islamabad’s territory.—INP

 

 

Courtesy: Pakistan Observer


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