Public transport shortage in NCD

There has been a shortage of public transport (PMVs) moving through the city limits since the start of nominations.

City commuters were seen to be walking to the nearest bus stops in search of buses, only to find them packed with more people trying to get to work and school.

One regular commuter said she has always been up at 6am to catch the bus, unfortunately in the last couple of weeks, there have been fewer buses on the road.

Many commuters said they have had to walk two to three bus stops to try and rush with the rest of the commuters for buses.

“Many of us have turned up to work past our usual clock-in time of 8am, and arrive at 9am or 10am.”

Some have had to waste K40-K50 per day just to get to the office and back home in cabs, which have become costly when you have to work five or six days in a week.

It is understood that PNG is currently in the election period and candidates are hiring buses for their campaigns, however, the general public is being affected by this turn of events.

Relevant authorities are being called on to look into this issue and try to fix the bus shortage problem in the city.

Annette Kora