This is to bring to every one's notice, especially people boring the Cluster ( Orange ) bus in new Delhi.
Today on 9th Jan 2016, i boarded this bus at 2.26PM , route number : 724UP, bus number DL-1P-0698.
I work in night shifts as per IT company requirement and its been almost 2 years i have not boarded a public transport bus. Safdarjung was My destintion from Moti Bagh stand (110021). All though i new that from Moti Bagh bus stand ( PIN 110021) to Safdarjung (110029) bus stop the bus fare is Rs 5.
The conductor charged Rs 10, i insisted it is Rs 5. But he denied.
I payed him Rs 10 and he gave me a ticket. The ticket had the route from Dhaula kuan to Sant nagar. I asked that i am travelling from Moti bagh to Safdarjung bus stand then why had he given me a ticket for a different route just to charge Rs 10.
He still shamefully said this is the correct route and it is Rs 10 fare. I wasnt sure about the route mapping on e-tickets as it had been 2 years since i boarded the bus last.
Later while returning i took cluster bus from AIIMS bus stand, ( just opposite to Safdarjung stand ) to Moti Bagh. The cluster bus charged me Rs 5 and route was AIIMS (PIN 110029) to Moti BAgh (PIN 110021) and the bus was of route : Punjabi Bagh Term. That is when i realized i was cheated. This is sheer misuse of resources and lying to the public. Images of tickets have been attached. First image is the false ticket : Dhaula kuan --> Sant nagar whre as it shoudl be MotiBagh to SafdarJung.
and 2nd image is the ticket of return back to Motibagh which is correct.
Please be careful as to what your ticket reads as you may be given a wrong ticket to charge more money and later on you donot have a proof to support your plead . Its not about the money but to fight against such corrupt minded people because of whom our city tends to have a negative image in eyes of others
And it is my urge to take some necessary action on the conductor.
Also my advice is to implement a GPS based electronic ticketing system where in the boarding location of a person will be marked by the GPS on the ticket and the destination to be input by the bus conductor before printing the ticket.
Do check the images of tickets