Reasonable bus fare on all days(including festivals)
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Private bus service providers are exploiting the need of urgency and charging us bus fares as much as 4 times at the times of festivals and weekends.
Let us join hands and demand regulation on bus fares.
As embarrassing that it is, that the only website we have to book Tatkal train tickets i.e irctc.co.in , governed by our government crashes at the time of Tatkal bookings when there is absolute urgency, and when no other alternative is left, we commoners resort to bus service.
I travel between Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Pune (Maharashtra) once every few months by bus or train.
Note : This is a nation wide problem with all of the private bus service operators. I am just a small example of this legal thieving
On a regular day with no special occasion one can find an AC sleeper bus for 800-1000 rupees and a maximum of 1800-2000 for high end Volvo-Mercedes buses.
On weekends they increase the fair slightly which is considerable but on festivals they start charging exorbitantly.
We, the common people, working on minimum wages cannot afford a bus ticket for mere 600-800 kilometers charged at 3500-4500 rupees, while on regular days they charge the same route, same bus at 1200-1500 rupees.
Isn't this playing with the urgency we have for work? They know that most of us have to join our offices on Monday and there is no other way we can reach our destination if we don't avail their services.
And here, they get the chance to exploit, charge as per their wish and we don't have any other option left after the IRCTC crashes on us. So we pay them, half hearted, creating a huge hole inside our pockets.
We should demand regulation on bus fares implemented by Transport Ministry of India. Based on the facilities provided, kilometres driven, a scale of minimum and maximum that a bus service provider could charge and put an end to this looting in the name of festivals and weekends.
I assume most of you would agree with me on this petition, we cannot let them charge us as much as they want and keep mum about it.
Change is needed and it can only be achieved with unity. Let this petition spread and share it until it reaches our Transport Minister.
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