I write based on my previous letter, which stated the problem faced by residents of Canal #2 Polder. It is an exploitation of the people who live at the end of the village by the car drivers who operate from an informal car park. This is also aided by the minibuses quitting their services at 6pm.
Firstly, Editor, and those of you who care to read, I wish to reiterate that, the fact that the informal car park is made up of all hire cars. As such, I would see it fit that the relevant authorities step up and set a standard fare, which would not exploit members of this small community. A community made up of farmers, students, industrial and rapid increasing amount of clerical workers.
The current fare structure is $100 during the day (in and out) and an increase to $200-$1000 to go in as night steps in. I am suggesting that the authorities seek to justify this. An official documentation should be disseminated suggesting a workable fare so that passengers will not have to suffer the blow of the selfish.
Secondly, it is no myth that the government has provided the large buses (“David G buses”) to many communities. I am unaware of how feasible this might be to the Ministry to supply one of these to Canal # 2. However, I am certain about the benefits it will give to the civilians. Based on my judgment, three trips can be made to and from Georgetown within the hours of 6pm to 10pm in the night. These three trips will ensure a full bus as much of the members of the community usually traverse during these hours to get home.
The buses should be targeted to drop off passengers in Belle West (a favoured housing scheme in Canal # 2) and also to the Polder Bottom (the neglected part of the village).
Even if it’s just for three hours a night, the commissioning of one of these buses to Canal # 2 Polder would be of great benefit.
Thirdly, I wish to encourage the members of the community (particularly those in Polder Bottom) to please, stand together to avoid this bullying. The bus drivers have already abandoned us and the car drivers are now benefitting as we have no other alternative. If we can band together and demand a change, it would be an incredible effect to the cause.
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