LAHORE - People working in the City continue to leave Lahore for their hometowns to celebrate Eidul Azha with their near and dear ones. The rush was at its peak on Sunday on all means of transportations including rail and road and it would continue till Monday (today) with the departure of around three million people. The regular exodus, witnessed by the City on two occasions-on Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha, was started on last Friday. The exodus will complete on Monday (today), as the labourers and business community prefer to leave for their hometowns on the last day before Eidul Azha. People thronged the city's railway station and bus terminals at General Bus Stand, Shera Kot and Ferozepur Road on Sunday till late at night. A survey conducted by this scribe on Sunday revealed that security arrangements at railway station and bus terminals in different parts of the City were insufficient. Passengers were seen boarding buses and trains without proper security check. A great hustle and bustle was witnessed at the Lahore Railway Station and major bus terminals in the City. The passengers including women faced great hardships in getting seats in the public transport vehicles for their respective destinations. The number of passengers kept on increasing till late night with transport companies miserably failing to cope with the extra rush. The passengers left with no option except to travel while standing in buses or sitting at the rooftops amid severe cold. They wrapped themselves in blankets and shawls to save their bodies from severe cold. Adding insult to injury, the transporters increased fare to earn extra money, taking stereotype plea that they were getting hardly any passenger while returning to Lahore. The poor passengers, wanted to go to their hometowns as early as possible, had no option to travel in poor travelling conditions by paying almost double the fare. They lamented that the government as usual has paid no attention to the plight of people going to join their families on Eid day. "We have no option except to receive extra fare. We are getting only few passengers while returning to Lahore", said Muhammad Numan, conductor at a wagon on Lahore-Shakargarh route. The same was the situation at the Lahore Railway Station. Though, the Pakistan Railways introduced special trains besides increasing coaches with the scheduled trains, the move failed to cope with the growing needs on the eve of Eidul Azha. The passengers were seen travelling while standing in compartments and sitting in luggage coaches. On a number of side routes, people were also seen travelling while sitting on rooftops of train compartments. A great of vehicles was witnessed at all entry and exit points including Thokar Niaz Baig, Ravi Bridge, Saggian Bridge, Old Ravi Bridge, Multan Road and Ferozepur Road with vehicles leaving the City were far greater in number as compared to those entering Lahore.