There are numerous passenger-faring vehicles on our roads, with buses mostly being used for commuting. While passengers get on sitting service buses to get to their destinations comfortably, these buses do not follow any of the set rules and regulations. They increase the rent in the name of sitting service, but run them as if they are following a rental business, "No half pass" being a common sticker on their buses. Thus, no fare considerations exist for students. And "sitting service" is used at a stretch, as passengers often don't manage to find a seat and still pay full price. It is high time that this issue be handled by the authorities responsible.
Md Sirazul Hossain, Dhaka College