Call to report buses

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 06th of March, 2014

THE Independent Consumer and Competition Commission has invited people to report drivers overcharging bus fares.
This follows public complaints about bus drivers in Port Moresby charging people K1 fares instead of the 50 toea set by the commission.
Titus Mengi the commission’s executive manager prices and productivity division, said their office was at Garden City in Boroko.
Mengi can be contacted on 3252144 or email [email protected]
The commission has advised passengers to report the registration number of the PMV bus, its route, time of the day and the date, plus names and contacts, which will be kept confidential.
Yambaran Hiimakai, a resident of Waigani, said bus crews demanded K1 from Waigani to Five-Mile and not 50t.
Morata resident, Yanarin Jackson Tene said travelling from Waigani to Morata cost K1. He said people had no choice but to pay to reach home before dark.
Tokarara resident Lanekep Albert Nepao said he was surprised when a crew demanded K1 from him while travelling from Waigani market to Tokarara.
The commission said they would monitor the fares on routes in Port Moresby to ensure that bus owners and drivers were not overcharging passengers.
It would be paying particular attention to recent instances of overcharging by bus operators.
It warn PMV owners and drivers that they would be taken to court for overcharging passengers.