Lack of evening transport facilities irk passengers

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Srinagar: Commuters from several parts of the summer capital have expressed resentment against lack of public transport facilities in the evening.

The passengers said that there is no public transport facility in urban areas after sunset and they face enormous difficulties. They claimed that the issue is made worse by the scarcity of cabs in the evenings.

The issue, according to the passengers, is more common on the routes that run through, Nishat, Hazratbal, Burzahama, Tailbal, Harwan, and nearby neighbourhoods, including uptown Srinagar.

“After sunset, public transport disappears from roads. We face problems to reach home,” said a group of commuters at Lal Chowk.

A few months ago authorities had directed the transport companies to run evening transport services but to no avail. This hits office employees, students, women, and the elderly.

The cab service yards at Exchange Road, Lal Chowk, and Maisuma, according to the passengers, are largely empty in the evenings.

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