(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – Inspectors of a central commission have found that ticket prices at bus stations have seen an unjustified increase during Eid al Adha traffic, the Delegate Ministry in charge of General Affairs and Governance has announced.
A central commission has been appointed to control the price of road transport and to fight the fraud in the sector on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, said the department of Minister Lahcen Daoudi in a statement.
The commission, composed of representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, the Delegate Ministry in charge of General Affairs and Governance, and the State Secretariat for Transport, is responsible for carrying out surprise field visits to monitor the prices of inter-city road transport tickets, according to the statement.
The Commission visited the two El Kamra bus stations in Rabat on Thursday, August 31 and Ouled Ziane in Casablanca on Wednesday, August 30 during the commission found that ticket prices for certain buses have seen an unjustified increase, said the same source.
During the few days before the Aid al-Adha, the prices of tickets from Casablanca were illegally increased.
According to the testimonies of travelers, the increase in tickets has reached 50 percent and sometimes even 70 percent, compared to their usual price.
The return from the Eid holiday will most likely be welcomed with the same price hike.