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Returnees suffer for bus ticket crisis after Eid vacation

Published : Sunday, 18 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 155
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BARAIGRAM, NATORE, Aug 17: People bound for workplace after spending their Eid-ul-Azha vacation with their near and dear ones are suffering due to crisis of bus ticket.
Allegations have been found that those who could manage tickets had to pay extra to the bus service providers.
Crowd of people in front of the bus counters at Baraigram Thana intersection, Razzak crossing and Banpara Bypass crossing has been found on Friday last.
Meanwhile, the bus service providers claimed all the tickets from August 14 to 22 have already been sold out. People cannot get their desired bus tickets even after offering high prices.
A private jobholder Humayun Ahmed said he came from Jonail to Baraigram Thana Mor of the upazila in search of return ticket to Dhaka, but could not collect any ticket yet.
Abdur Rashid of Bonpara area said, "Although I need three tickets, but the bus counter said only one can be provided."
Complaint has been found that the counters are charging Tk 700 against per non-AC bus ticket to Dhaka and Tk 1,500 against per AC bus ticket. The price of per non-AC bus ticket was at Tk 400 and AC bus ticket Tk 900 before the Eid
Manager of Desh Travels at Baraiagram Thana Mor Abdullah said all allotted bus tickets were booked till August 22. As there are no tickets in Natore, tickets are being purchased from Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj bus counters. Because of this, the ticket price stands high.
Meanwhile, the passengers complained against the bus counters of demanding extra fare, though the counters claimed the opposite.
In this connection, Officer in-Charge of Bonpara Highway Police Station Delwar Hossain said legal action will be taken against anyone who takes
extra fare.

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