Just In: Angry Passengers Embark on Protest over unannounced hike fare in Kaduna
Angry Passengers have embarked on protest over what they termed “unannounced hike in train transport fare” at Kaduna Rigasa Station.
Information gathered from some of the passengers ,who spoke to our Correspondent today revealed that some staff at the railway station are charging between 4 to 5 thousand naira instead of 1,500 normal fare charged .
According to him , in protest of the alleged hike , passengers have jumped into the train without any payment and insisted they won’t drop until the issue is resolved .
One of the Passengers , Umar as he called himself alleged ,”The railway staff are hoarding tickets and selling to passengers outside the normal channel at between 4 and 5 thousand naira .
“This pure exploitation and that is why we decided in protest to jump into the train with paying any money until the management waves and tell us why it increased the fare without notice .
As at 7pm when the story is being filed the stranded passengers are yet get the management to address the problem .