DI KHAN: One can simply not ignore the dilapidated condition of the express buses that run on the route from Rawalpindi to DI Khan. Journey by these old and rusty buses is a nightmare and, quite often, these buses develop some sort of mechanical fault. This is a great inconvenience for the passengers because there is a significant delay in the journey. The stewards are also quite unfriendly and interact with the passengers as if they really hate their job. Being among rowdy passengers, they wish to just reach the destination. This is quite in contrast to the past when these buses were the most preferred option because of a good service and comfortable journey, professional and amicable staff and the buses that were better. I request the authorities to deploy newer buses on this route and offer professional training to the stewards before they are put on their job.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 10th, 2019.