Public vehicles overcharging passengers in Bajhang
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Bajhang, Dec. 5 -- The Dungi Bazaar-Kailash dirt road in Bajhang is just 8 kilometres long. But the fare for travelling on this road in a public vehicle is Rs500 per passenger which is eight times higher than the fare ceiling fixed by the District Administration Office.
According to the District Administration Office in Bajhang, public vehicles should charge Rs8 per kilometre on a dirt road as transport fare. "I have been paying Rs500 (one way) while travelling through the Dungi Bazaar-Kailash road. But, according to the rule, the transport fare should be just Rs64," said Surya Khadka, one of the passengers travelling in a jeep. "We know that the drivers are fleecing passengers but they become unruly and misbehave with us if we refuse to...
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