Islamabad - A huge rush has been observed on bus stands as people have started returning to the federal capital after celebrating Eid-ul-Azha at their native towns. Public transporters taking full advantage of situation are demanding extra fares from the passengers who are striving hard to get seated at the earliest. Every year transporters charge extra fares on Eid from passengers but the concerned authorities have turned a blind eye towards the issue adding extra burden on pockets of general public. Talking to APP here on Monday, Furqan Ali an employee of a private company said, “these transporters charge extra fares before and after Eid vacations to earn more money which is not justified.”

He said, “Employees are in hurry to reach their work places for resuming their offices and business but mismanagement at bus stands cause a serious issue for them.” Fahim Khan an another traveller at Pirwadhai stop said transporters are charging extra fares taking the advantage of commuters compulsion.

He was of the opinion that the transporters called the extra charged money as ‘Eidi’ for their services. He said authorities should take proper steps to stop this black mailing of `transport mafia’ once for all.