ISLAMABAD - The commuters of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are facing shortage of transport on different routes of the twin cities particularly on Friday and Saturday.

A large number of private and government employees coming from suburbs of the cities reach their respective offices through private transport.

Most of the public transport vehicles plying on different routes do not follow the allotted routes and create problems for the commuters. The commuters also complained that the transporters are reluctant to pick long routes passengers.

The commuters who daily travel between twin cities, are facing problems due to non-compliance of route number 1, 1C, 3, 111, 121, 21, 105 and 127 by the public transporters. Passengers complained that the public transport vehicles, especially vans, mostly lift passengers only up to a particular destination instead of completing their routes.

The commuters said that the authorities concerned should take stern action against the transporters involved in route violations.

 An official of Capital Development Authority said that the strategy in pipeline to step up it’s efforts for introducing a new viable, decent, convenient and disciplined transport system in Islamabad.