Public transport disappears from Abbottabad despite double fare charges


Like every year on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha vacations this Eid transport fares raised up to double and pub-lic transport also disappeared from bus terminals in Abbottabad, stranded passengers were wandering in search of transport.

Transporters were charging fares of their own will and the people had no choice to reach their destina-tions except to pay the increased fares.

On the eve of Eid-ul-Adha 2022, a comparatively different situation was also seen on bus stations where on one side transport was short and on the other commuters were more than half as compared to previous years due to skyrocketing fares of public transport.

On condition of anonymity, a few commuters told APP that owing to the heavy fares we are unable to go to our native areas for eid celebrations and de-cided to stay in Abbottabad.

Another local com-muter, Adil Abbasi said that local transporters are also charging an extra fare as “Eidi” while neither the regional transport authority nor traffic police are taking any action to stop increased fares.—APP

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