MABAD (Online)- The inhabitants of twin cities faced enormous problems due to shortage of public transporters during Eid days and the taxi and rickshaw drivers exploited the situation and charged high fares as compare to the normal situation.
It has also been observed that besides charging high fare, the transporters also did not leave their habit of not completing their routes and the rift and quarrels among commuters and transporters were observed.
Ahmad Sheeraz Saeed, a resident of the capital while narrating his ordeals told that he paid extra Rs. 50 to reach his destination on the second day of Eid. The inappropriate attitude of drivers also caused inconvenience to the passengers, he added.
The passengers while expressing concern over the situation underlined that on Eid Day, the transporters not only completed their routes but charged extra fare on the name of Eidi.
Asim Naveed, working in a government office while narrating their problems told that he has to go to his office on the 3rd day of Eid and the public wagon route No 21 has dropped him at Aabpara stop and refused to complete its route which is upto Secretariat. He has no choice but to board in another wagon and paid Rs. 10 extra.
The commuters underscored that the situation is not new for them as every time, the transporters take the advantage of such occasions and created problems for them.
The commuters have appealed the authorities concerned to take notice of the issue and mitigate their sufferings on such occasions.
6 new sectors for easiness of road users: CTO
Raising the quantity of sectors in Rawalpindi and Murree up to 14, Chief Traffic Officer and Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Raja Rifat Mukhtar has said that six new sectors has been made in Rawalpindi for the easiness of road users.
He in a handout issued here on Friday said that Sadiqabad, Adiyala road, Factory area, Westridge-III and Chongi No 22 in Rawalpindi while Highway in Murree has been made sectors. The steps into this effect were taken for the easiness of road users, he said, adding that, new traffic culture is being introduced in Rawalpindi.
VVIP culture, he said, has been eliminated in Rawalpindi. Commenting on duties of traffic wardens during Eid celebrations, he said, 800 traffic wardens under the supervision of DSPs and SPs round the clock were present on the duties and they would get cash prizes and certificates.
Special arrangements were also taken for smooth flow of traffic and easiness of tourists in Murree, he concluded.