Night Bus journey: Some of the problems faced may result in a nightmarish experience for which some avoid it completely

 

Night Bus journey: Some of the problems faced may result in a nightmarish experience for which some avoid it completely

When the travel duration is less as compared to other means of transport, people usually prefer to take night bus . The average duration of about 8 -12 hours, pretty convenient, if a person is able to relax well during the Journey. However there e are some concerns for the frequent night travellers. One of them is the scheduling of the rest stops which is very crucial for certain people depending on the age and having frequent urination issues. As long as the bus operator plans the rest stops and the locations well, there should not be any issues. Unfortunately, there are several people complaining about the number of rest stops and also the planned location. There are cases where bus was bit late due to unknown issues from the source location, and to compensate for that , they cut down the rest stops affecting the travellers in a big way . Due to this problem of usage of rest stops, some people they avoid the night travel completely which is really bad. An additional stop may take an extra 10 minutes and if it useful for many, why not plan it. Regarding the locations, usually it is a restaurant on the highway with clean rest rooms, paid public toilets would be handier.  Also the bus stopping at some open place or some isolated areas which can very risky, especially for the female passengers. Imagine the case of someone left out after the rest stop, that too somewhere in an isolated highway. The Driver/ Assistant follow the procedure of going to every seat , counting the passengers when the bus is about to leave the rest stop location . There have been some reported incidents with the late realisation of the missing passenger and if fortunate , the bus returning to the location to rectify their horrible mistake, which may not happen every time. It is also noted ,some passengers fully drunk , requesting the driver for multiple rest stops , which can be an irritating experience for the bus authorities and also for co passengers

Some of the concerns have been highlighted based on personal and shared experiences. With more such views and solutions, the journey can be really pleasant and more people start using the facility without the limitations

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