Iqbal Mia came to Gabtali with his wife to go to Jhenaidah. He said, ‘Bus is asking 700 taka per person. But the rent is 500 rupees. Bargained and bought tickets for 1 thousand 200 taka for two.
The counter master of Janani Paribahan said to Prothom Alo, ‘Taka 100 more fare is being charged per passenger. Some are paying 50 rupees more. From which more can be taken.’
Our own correspondents and representatives outside Dhaka said that almost all the routes of Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Sylhet, Dhaka-Khulna, Dhaka-North Bengal were short. Those who are moving, they have taken additional rent. Mohammad Yunus works in an industrial factory in Chittagong city. To go to Kanchpur in Narayanganj for urgent needs, walk around for about an hour at Alankar Junction in the city and get a ticket. However, the fare for a standard bus is Tk 700. He said, earlier tickets were available for Tk 400 to Tk 450. Non-AC bus fare from Sunamganj to Dhaka is Tk 600-650. 100 taka more was taken from yesterday morning.