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Illegal bus stands irk masses in congested Jalalabad

Illegal bus stands irk masses in congested Jalalabad

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Jan 08, 2015 - 15:03

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some residents and provincial council members of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday complained against the illegal boom in bus stands in different parts of Jalalabad, the provincial capital.

They alleged self-declared in-charge of the bus stands were minting money from drivers and allowing them parking in the congested localities. He alleged the officials of transport department were in connivance against the illegal parking areas.

The bus stands that are unofficially established included Kabulinfo-icon, Torkham, Momandari, Behsud, Kamai, Laghman, Ghanikhel, Batikot and Rudat.

Driver Ajab Khan said he picked passengers from the Mukhabirat square every morning and gave specific amount of money to an individual calling himself the representative of traffic police department.

Jalad Khan, a shopkeeper, said that officials of traffic department were in connivance with the individuals who established illegal bus stands.

In charge of the unlawful bus stands collect 25,000 to 30,000 rupees daily and the amount goes to the pockets of high-ups, he alleged.

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