By Emem Idio
YENAGOA—COMMUTERS travelling for the New 12 months celebrations have been yesterday stranded in most elements of Bayelsa State, as there have been no autos in a lot of the transport firms and motor parks within the state to convey them to their varied locations.
Among the commuters who had thronged the Ekeki Central Park about 5a.m., hoping to catch early autos have been upset because the park was empty of autos.
The scenario was the identical at different non-public operated parks and terminals situated within the state capital as there have been no autos to move commuters.
The scenario affected transportation fares because the few out there autos elevated their fees by 50 %. Because it have been, Yenagoa by bus to Port Harcourt is now N1, 500 as in opposition to N1,000, whereas Yenagoa to Uyo is now N3,000 as in opposition to N2,000 beforehand.
A supervisor of one of many privately operated terminals, Mr Joel Johnson, stated the scenario was brought on by the large outward motion of individuals within the Yuletide season, including that a number of the drivers have been but to return from their journeys.
He stated: “The scarcity in autos is due to the Yuletide season. We’ve extra folks going out and few coming in, so a lot of the autos that went out usually are not yetback, therefore the scarcity. It’s unlucky however we’re making efforts to examine the scenario by recalling out there autos from our close by terminals.”