Drivers don't stop the buses (even when buses are not full)

Submitted by AMTS Info on 4 September 2011 - 8:56am

I was traveling from Civil Hosp. to Excise choki by Route No. 800 at appx. 12.45 noon. Ticket no. 0856 (6/N/O)The driver was Lalubhai & conductor Umeshbhai. The driver used to stop the bus little ahead of bus stand. On Panchvati bus stand he did not stop the bus. The vacancy in bus was appx. 30!. Whe n I checkd with conductor he said he is helpless. While getting down at my bus stop, I tried to convince driver, who replied rudely to get down and complain !!! Is this waht for we are paying AMTS and taxes? Pl. let me know the action taken and more passangers saved from miseries of waiting on stand when empty buses are driven away by drivers like Lalubhai. May God give him wisdom to help poor passangers who pay his salary.

Note: Originally submitted via email by Dr Mayur (mogindia-at-gmail[dot]com). We are posting it as a separate Forum topic on his behalf
 
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