ISLAMABAD  - The self-adopted rules by the drivers and conductors of public transports are causing immense inconvenience to commuters travelling between the twin cities daily.

The commuters said that the conductors of public transport preferred passengers wanted to go for short distance and creating problems unnecessarily for passengers.

“Thousands of Rawalpindi residents have their jobs in the capital and have to commute by public transport daily but the approach of public transporters a main source of irritation for commuters”, said a commuter

The commuters travelling through Route No 1 wagons complained that passengers wanted to go for long distance face enormous problems to board into the wagon.

The situation for passengers traveling on Route No 21 and 23 are not much different as the transporters do not complete their route in the night and in rainy season. On the other hand the Route No 101 has become risk for commuters as in most of the cases, they have not choice to board out-dated buses in an extremely dangerous fashion.

The buses are in worst condition as technically they are not fit to harbor commuters more than its seating capacity while the owners of the buses not even carried out monthly inspection, including brake, engine and Tie Rod.

“Most of the buses plying on Route No 101 are in bad condition and despite “Lucky” passengers managed to get seats, standing passenger have to face immense humiliation on the hands of conductors”, said a commuter.

Majority of passengers also complained about unjustified rules adopted by transporters, saying the coaches have many stopovers and do not move until the next bus arrives.

“Many people risk their lives by boarding the rooftops of the buses, especially the youngsters, but the concerned authorities never bother about such open violations,” Zulqarnain Satti, another private firm employee expressed his views.

Many a times, commuters clinging on the buses’ gates lose grip and fell on the road receiving fatal injuries, he added.

A female commuter said: “The coachers already have less number of women’s seats but unfortunately occupied by male passengers”.

Many among them were of the view that monopoly of transport companies should be discouraged with the introduction of other public transport.