Passengers’ fury over counter bus service in Chittagong

First day of counter bus service in Chittagong was a day of chaos, suffering and vandalization.  It is said that bus owners deliberately created a crisis which brought huge sufferings for the commuters. Many of them were compelled to go on foot. Moreover counter bus service started with fare hike. A regular commuter complained the counters charging 5 tk for which they were charged 2-3 tk before the counter bus service.

These incidents of fare hike and shortage of buses sparked anger among the commuters and they vandalized about 50 vehicles. In the last two days police fined some buses for illegal parking, it is said that many bus owners kept their buses in protest of that.

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