Flood: Commuters Lament High Cost Of Transportation Across Delta

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By Davis Obojobo

Following the Ravaging flood that has rendered many homeless and has killed more than thirty persons across the state, commuters have complained about the high cost of transportation across the state.

The Commuters who complain that a journey that is supposed to last two hours, now spend up to four hours due to the route the motorists pass to get to their destination as a result of the ravaging flood that has made some roads not motorable.

They said from Warri to Asaba that they usually paid two thousand naira but now two thousand five hundred per passenger.

For his part Secretary of National union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, Uvwie Chapter, Mr Benjamin Ebruseike, said the slight increase in the cost of transportation is temporary and appealed to Commuters to exercise Patience with Drivers.

He said as soon as the flood subsided the Drivers will return to the previous amount they collect for transportation.

He however appealed to the Federal government to complement the effort of the state government in rehabilitation of Federal roads across the state.

At the Agbor park in P.T.I Junction, a member of the National union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, Mr Happy America said the cost of transportation from Warri to Agbor has not been increased.

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