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Public transport creating hindrance for commuters.

ISLAMABAD -- Public transporters on different routes in twin cities of Islamabad Rawalpindi are creating hindrance for commuters by indulging in route violations and stopping at illegal bus stands. Drivers of various routes especially are notorious for disembarking passengers at midway. The drivers complete the routes manned by Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) only during the daytime while they disembark passengers, in some cases forcibly, at night in the middle of the way.

The route 111 drivers force passengers to get down at Khanna Bridge at night. Then people have to take another bus to reach Rawat. This practice is of great inconvenience to them while the drivers do it to make more money. While the drivers charge the same fare from the court to the bridge as they would in normal conditions for the complete route. It is a common complaint that drivers of route 105 and 127 compel passengers get down at Karachi company and Aabpara and humiliate those who don't.

Resultantly, the empty vans stay at Karachi Company and Aabpara for 30 to 40 minutes on average to take fresh passengers. SSP Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) while talking to said that on complaints of the commuters ITP had cancelled route permits of over dozen public transporters for not completing the allocated routes.

He said ITP was committed to addressing the complaints of commuters.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Nov 2, 2012
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