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Attitude of bus drivers a concern

November 6, 2017 11:52 pm

The attitude of bus drivers towards passengers has come under the spotlight during the consultations for the review of the bus industry.

The Independent Bus Fare Review Committee conducted consultations in Nasinu yesterday afternoon, whereby the public highlighted drivers behave rudely towards passenger at given times.

Committee Chair, Joel Abraham says another concern raised was the difference in amount of bus fare paid from the same stage.

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“People are confused and concern with the distinction of bus-fare prices. At some stages the price is different from what it is a day before or after. So the issues that they had is they would like to see a reduction in the fares or a clarity because they live quite a distance.”

Abraham says the committee is concerned about the complaints received on bus drivers charging full fares to students and senior citizens with concession cards.

He adds the Committee will carefully scritinize issues to improve the services of the bus industry around the country.

The face-to-face consultations are currently on-going at Suva’s Sukuna Park and will finish at 2pm, after which a second session will commence at 5pm until 7pm.

The last leg of the consultations will be held tomorrow at Nausori.

However, those who are unable to attend these consultations are advised to send views to [email protected] or text their views to 336, free of charge. The committee is also taking postal submissions on PO Box 5031, Raiwaqa.

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