Editorial

Where are the CNG-run buses?

Deploy manpower to monitor bus fare


Bangladeshpost
Published : 09 Nov 2021 08:35 PM | Updated : 09 Nov 2021 08:35 PM

Whenever bus fare increase, those who suffer the most from it are the common people, in terms of monetary and socio-economic aspects. After a three-day shutdown, the minimum fare for diesel-powered buses has been raised from Tk 8 to Tk 10. However, the fare for CNG-powered public transport has been kept unchanged. No visible difference was noticed in the fares of CNG and diesel-powered transport. 

As a result, passengers are getting involved in arguments with bus staff about the fare. However, no law enforcement agencies or authorities concerned are found on the street to monitor the new fare. 


If CNG-powered buses execute the new 

fare, disciplinary action should be taken 

against them through the BRTA mobile court


We would like to make it clear to the transport owners that the new fare is only for diesel powered buses. Even after that, if any CNG-powered bus executes the new fare, disciplinary action should be taken against them through the BRTA mobile court. Besides, the law enforcement agencies will also need to monitor the matter.

At the moment we are in a recovery period from the coronavirus pandemic and questions are raised that why the cost of fuel has now been raised which is a slap in the face of industries and also public transport. 

The pandemic has pushed thousands of people into poverty and now with this recent rise in fuel ordinary citizens are facing the brunt of it again.

On top of it, if CNG-powered buses charge illegal fare where will the ordinary people go? Regulatory bodies should act fast now and an immediate solution should be reached to avoid the current dilemma.