Passengers attack PMV operators over illegal fares

A congestion of busses near the Wildlife Erima roundabout this morning occurred after the people attacked the buses and taxis at Unagi oval.

This caused the busses and taxis to go on strike around 8am disrupting the bus services.

The operators, mostly from Mt Hagen told PNG Loop that they will cease services until the culprits are dealt with by police.

Five police units turned up at roundabout and calmed tensions advising drivers to go to Gordon station and submit an official complaint.

Bus operator Stanley Mond said they are planning to convoy to Gordon then on wards to Unagi oval.

PNG Loop has received conflicting information where drivers claimed they were attacked without provocation.

However, police say that the busses were stoned with taxis after they fought with passengers over them increasing their fares.

For now the matter is with police.

While city residents are being advised to exercise caution during this time police have yet to officially make a statement into this mater.