Increase in transport fare
Due to the rise in fuel prices, a transport fare increase has been put into effect since October 1, 2015. Passengers now have to pay 10 paisa more per kilometre. But the bus companies are paying no heed to the government guideline and asking for more money from passengers. Sometimes they forcibly take the money.
I am a regular commuter of Fulbaria (Gulistan)-New Airport route. The distance of this route is 21 kilometres and the previous fare was Tk 20. So the new fare should be Tk 22.10. But the bus conductors are charging each passenger Tk 30 which is not right. Quarrelling and altercation over bus fares have become regular.
May I request the authorities concerned to take necessary measures to stop this malpractice in the buses?
Nazimuddin Road, Dhaka