Commuters suffer from Varan strike
ISLAMABAD: Members of the public are concerned at the Varan strike which has caused commuter problems.
Varan’s stance on the strike was based on false pretexts and transport authorities had to take appropriate action against the franchised bus service, said Mian Akbar Hafeez, Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan secretary general, on Thursday.
In a recent accident, three students were killed by a Varan bus, he said, adding the company went on strike. He said that Varan’s strike was based on the pretext that student commuters did not pay fares and frequently damaged buses. Due to the strike, twin city commuters were being delayed at the main Muree road and other Varan bus routes, he said. Many students were unable to reach destinations on time and had hired taxis to overcome the problem. According to the Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP), 34 people have died due to the poor driving standards of the Varan bus company. Commuters have registered many complaints including, high bus fares and Varan’s monopoly of many twin city routes. online