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Action against Public transport taking more than prescribed rent

2021 Nov 10, 13:28, Kathmandu

The Metropolitan Traffic Police is taking action against those who take more than the prescribed fare on public transport. The Bagmati state government had decided to increase the fare of public transport from 26 October. According to Santosh Rokka, Assistant Spokesperson of the Division, even though the minimum fare has been fixed at Rs 20.

Operators of public transport have been charging more than the designated fare saying that there is no retail. Despite the decision of the state government to increase the fare on the basis of kilometers, public transport has been charging Rs 25 for four kilometers while the fixed rate is Rs 18.

Public transport will no longer issue tickets on local routes after confirmation of higher fares.  Although the complaints of taking more rent have increased after the increase in rent, there has been no monitoring from the government level.

Consumer rights activist Roshan Pokharel said that even though separate vehicles and staff were provided for monitoring in the Department of Transport Management, nothing was done in collaboration with the businessmen. He said that the last time the government increased the fares under the influence of transport businessmen and caused misery to the passengers. Consumer rights activists add the new government has failed to address the public interest in correcting the decision.

The federal government had also increased the fares of long-distance vehicles operating from one state to another on 13 October. Passenger, Rabina Malla said that the government of the five-party alliance formed did not pay attention to the problems of the people.

 The department, however, said that it was taking action against the vehicles that took more fare than prescribed. Initially, the department is taking action against 20 to 25 public transports daily. Assistant Spokesperson Rokka said that the number plates of the vehicles that take more fare will be recorded in the toll free number 103 of the Division.


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