ISLAMABAD  – Under the pretext of gas holidays at, the transporters violate route permits to mint extra money from passengers, forcing them to pay double the fare for incomplete journey.   

The commuters who daily travel between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, are facing problems due to non-compliance of route number 1, 2, 3, 21 and 127 by the public transporters.

The commuters complained that the public transporters did not ply their vehicle on routes and those who operate did not complete their routes.

The taxi drivers also keep their vehicles off the road and those who operate overcharge the passengers under the pretext of gas loadshedding.

The commuters said that the authorities concerned should take stern action against the transporters involved in route violations and overcharging. An official of the Islamabad Traffic Police said that a help-line had been established to address the grievances of the commuters.