‘Bus Ticket Transport admission is Tk 776, however, they took Tk 1250’
Md Yusuf Ali works at a personal medical firm in Dhaka. On Friday morning, he arrived on the capital’s Gabtoli Inter-district Bus Terminal to return to his house in Rangpur’s Pirganj. After returning empty handed from Hanif and Shyamoli bus counters, he bought a ticket from Ahad Enterprise. The official worth of the ticket is Tk 776, however, he needed to pay Tk 1,250.
Yusuf Ali informed Prothom Alo, “The bus fare is definitely Tk 776. However they took Tk 1,250 from me. They refused to take any much less. I had no different possibility so I purchased it. I’ve to go house for Eid.”Commercial
Yusuf Ali was ready for his bus in entrance of the Ahad Enterprise counter, which was closed. Within the fare record hung in the entrance of the counter, it was written that bus fare from Dhaka to Rangpur is Tk 776.
Yusuf Ali additional mentioned, his spouse and youngster went to Rangpur final Friday. They needed to spend Tk 700 as bus fare.
The Gabtoli bus terminal on Friday wasn’t congested with passengers because it often is through the Eid season. The vast majority of the tickets have been offered in superior, solely a restricted quantity of tickets are up on the market on the counters. The remaining tickets are being offered at larger charges, complained a number of passengers.
Kurigram’s Kabir Hossain, who works at a bookbinding manufacturing unit, complained that Shyamoli Paribahan’s Rangpur-bound bus requested for Tk 1,300 for a ticket.
He mentioned, he arrived on the bus terminal earlier than 8:30 AM. Then he came upon that the Kurigram-bound Haque Paribahan doesn’t have any buses out there. He then seemed for an area bus, with none success. He didn’t buy the ticket from Shyamoli Paribahan after they requested for Tk 1,300 as bus fare.
The counter grasp at one among Shyamoli Paribahan’s Rangpur-bound Gabtoli bus terminals, Md Nasir mentioned, “Our Rangpur tickets have already offered out. We’re not promoting any more tickets.”
At midday, the Directorate of Nationwide Customers’ Proper Safety carried out a raid on the bus terminal. Shyamoli Paribahan was fined Tk 500.
Minister of street transport and bridges Obaidul Quader visited the Gabtoli Bus Terminal within the morning. Throughout his go to, he was informed by a journalist that Selfie Paribahan is asking for Tk 300 for a Tk 150 fare. They’re doing this proper beneath the noses of the administration. Alternatively, the staff in bus counters are saying that police sergeants are taking Tk 1000 bribe on common for every bus journey. Obaidul Quader mentioned, “One or two incidents could have occurred. Our persons are maintaining a tally of issues always. If one thing like this occurs, we will certainly look into it.”