People here on Saturday alleged that public transport operators plying their vehicles on various link roads from Ramban district headquarter are virtually taking them hostage especially at evening hours and allegedly blackmailing them by over-charging at their will.
They complained that after 5 pm, absence of 'Magic Autos' is being "deliberately created" and commuters are then overcharged to make operators ply their vehicles.
They alleged that all this is happening in presence of traffic cops.
A government employee of village Dhandrath complained that ARTO and traffic police seems unmoved to this problem and the passengers are being fleeced at District headquarter town.
They appealed to Transport Commissioner and IGP traffic to pass orders in favor of sub ordinate officers to stop this practice so that common people heave a sigh of relief.