BRTC bus service needed
IN DHAKA a few bus services are available from Jatrabari to Uttara via Sayedabad, Mugda, Sabujbagh, Bashabo, Khilgoan, Malibagh, Rampura, Badda, Natunbazar, Noadda, Joarshara, and airport. Some buses also ply from Signboard to Tongi via the above mentioned areas. Thousands of passengers avail the bys service every day.
People with limited income are benefited from the bus services as there is no other available low-cost public transport service. But the numbers of buses are so inadequate that at every bus stop hundred of passengers wait for a long time to get on a bus. Children and women suffer a lot. Frequently they fail to get on a bus owing to uncivilised behaviour of some male passengers. They cannot jostle with the male passengers to get on the bus. On the said route as there is no bus of the state-owned Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation the sufferings multiply.
To rescue thousands of suffering children and women the BRTC should introduce a few dozen buses on the mentioned route. Another significant factor which is to be taken into consideration is that most of the present buses are filled up by passengers at the starting point and passengers from other stops cannot get any seats. If the BRTC introduce a bus service from Sabujbagh to airport then the passengers of other stops will also get a chance to use bus services.
Mohammad Tahmid Ashraf
Easy-West University, Dhaka
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