Pulwama, Mar 31: Passengers in south Kashmir’s Pulwama are complaining that the public transporters plying on the interior routes to different localities of the district are overcharging fares and violating the revised fare rates fixed by the government last year.
People from different villages complained on the official Facebook Page of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Syed Abid Rasheed, about the arbitrary overcharging by the public transporters including four-wheeler Sumos, Taveras and Tata Magic autos after the pictures of vehicles seized by ARTO Pulwama, Mukhtar Shah, for violating traffic norms and overcharging of fares from
Shahid Ul Islam Wani from Litter
Residents of Ratnipora wrote, “Please look into the grievance of passengers traveling daily from Ratnipora to Pahoo route. Drivers charge Rs 8 and 10 when the prescribed rate fixed by
Umer Nazir of Hassanwani
Another resident posted that “Why ARTO Pulwama is silent upon the Sumo fare from
Another resident wrote distance from Pulwama to
Another resident posted that Pathan to Pulwama route is just 3
Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Pulwama, Mukhtar Shah, told KNS that he has formed a checking squad to check the violation by the public transporters.
“We have seized vehicles of many violators. We will take action against violators when we receive complaints from passengers,” he said.
Lauding the administration, the residents said that ARTO should deploy his teams regularly on the routes and should not restrict his
“The administration should regularly monitor the public transport and taken action against violators,” they said.