City commuters decry poor public transport in evening hours

People Calling People Calling / Good Morning Kashmir
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Commuters in the city are complaining that the authorities have failed to ensure the presence of public transport in the evening hours.

Commuters, particularly women, are annoyed with the non-availability of evening public transportation on important city routes such as Lal Bazar, Soura, and Pampore, which forces them to leave for home early.

“Finding a bus in the evening has become difficult. We have had this problem before, but it has got worse for the last one month, ” a local from Lal Bazar said, adding that the government must ensure public transport on this route as it leads to SKIMS which is a premier hospital in the valley.

The problem is mostly faced by the patients, working class and students. They said auto owners charge exorbitant rates in the evening hours.

 

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“No one is taking any action. It seems even the administration stops working in the evening,” said a resident from Pampore, Mukhtiyar Ahmad.

The commuters said every day, they have to wait for more than 50 minutes for a bus or a Sumo.

City residents urged the Transport Commissioner to direct the concerned officials to address the issue at the earliest so that people do not face any inconvenience.

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