Hyderabad: Commuters upset as bus conductors pocket adjustment
Hyderabad: Passengers taking a trip in Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses are shedding money while travelling in the buses as the conductors are not returning the guests the equilibrium quantity of the ticket price.
Generally, when the guest acquisitions a ticket and also the conductor has no adjustment to repay, they normally create the equilibrium quantity on the back of the ticket and also asks the guest to accumulate it prior to leaving. But it is challenging for the guests to accumulate the cash when the bus is over-crowded.
According to guests, though the firm had actually changed the prices for rationalisation of price with Rs 5 assemble, the problems relating to obtaining the equilibrium quantity has being boosting. “Even after the round up fare, why are the conductors not returning back the remaining amount on time and asking us to collect it later. Even after submitting multiple complaints, the officials are giving a lackadaisical attitude resulting in people to lose extra money for commuting in buses,” rued Sathi Reddy, a normal customer.
Another regular customer, Raivathi claimed, “This year, the corporation had increased the bus fares. However, we are spending extra amounts in roundup fare, and now losing extra money as conductors not returning the balance amount. We are sometimes using Rs 10 and above as the conductors do not turn behind and return our amount.”
Narrating her experience, Madhu Bhavya, a traveler claimed, “I boarded a TSRTC bus at pension office in Masab Tank. The ticket amount was Rs 15 and I gave the conductor Rs 50. He returned me Rs 20 and wrote the remaining amount on the ticket and asked me to collect it before leaving. One stop before my destination, I asked him my remaining balance amount but he ignored me. When my stop came, I was rushed out with other passengers and the conductor did not return my money back even after asking him twice at the bus stop.”
Taking to social networks, Mohammed Saleem claimed, “I think RTC is not paying salaries to the conductor and driver. Today they escaped with my Rs 80,” he tweeted. He claimed that he acquired the ticket which had a price of Rs 220. He offered the conductor Rs 300 and also he did not return his Rs 80 also after asking him numerous times.
It was additionally observed that in such problems of returning the staying equilibrium, significant thrill is seen at significant bus quits, resulting in traffic. After leaving from the bus, the guests are seen asking and also saying with the conductors for their cash back, while the conductors are seen tossing the cash on roadways.
“This policy must be stopped by the corporation and ask the conductors to pay the passengers on time. The corporation must provide digital payments systems including debit and credit cards, and also QR code UPI payments which can be made through Google pay, Phone pay, Paytm etc. to avoid any payment issues,” claimed Asif Hussain, a social lobbyist.