Around 11 am, hundreds of Dhaka-bound passengers were seen waiting for the bus at Thanthania Terminal. At that time, only five Dhaka-bound buses were standing at this terminal. At least 30 buses are available at this terminal at the same time on other days. Some passengers waiting for the bus at the terminal said they had booked tickets in advance. However, after coming to the bus counter this morning, their money was returned.
Sajid Hossain, a student of the capital’s Northern University, said that he paid Tk 450 for the non-AC bus ticket of Shah Fateh Ali Transport yesterday. But after coming to the bus counter this morning, you will find that the bus will not run. Now he bought the Shyamoli Paribahan ticket by paying Tk 100 more fare.
Apart from this few buses of Hanif Paribahan, SI Travels, Manik Paribahan are plying towards Dhaka. However, passengers are complaining that these buses charge Tk 100 to Tk 200 more than the fixed fare. The people involved in bus management say that they have increased the fare due to the cost of fuel.