Student Discount in public Transportation : Justice ?

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epalese Government provides various facilities to public transportation users so that its users get even more encouraged to use it. Reserved seat for women, disabled and sick people and discount to people under certain category are provided.
45% discount is given to those who show valid student identity card while using public transportation. The discount is given to the students of all level. It doesn’t matter what is his/her age is, and even from a government or private schools or universities discount is given equally. Additionally, they are providing the discount to the senior citizen and even to the physically disabled persons.



Some serious action should be taken soon otherwise using fake student Id card might cause a huge misunderstanding between public transportation service provider and student card holders.

In average, it is doing well to those students who are economically weak. Students are generally dependent on others and it is helping them a lot since public transportation is very common mode of transportation.
In some cases, we can see that real students are getting a lesser discount than they are supposed to. If they protest against that then conductor says like this “instead of acting as a beggar say you don’t have money you will be excused”. Awareness programme about maintaining a good relationship would help a lot to keep understanding between public transportation service providers and passengers.

But nowadays because of duplicate student identity card, fake students who are neither the students of any schools nor universities are taking advantage of it. Some serious action should be taken soon otherwise using fake students ID card might cause a huge misunderstanding between public transportation service provider and student card holders.


We can see that now general transportation fare is a little bit high, indirectly it is because of giving a discount to all the students of all category and fake student cardholders. As we know that if we are getting benefit in one thing then we are losing in another. The reason behind that is giving a discount to all the students from each and every level, it is difficult to earn a profit for the owner of the vehicles. As a result, they increase the fare of transportation to other people to maintain their balance. So Government should analyze this part and they should make rules for the benefit of students as well as non-students. And they should think about senior citizen and physically disabled citizens too. In some cases, we can observe that such kinds of people (senior citizens, physically disabled) are not getting discount instead fraud student card holders are getting discount and facilities.

It would be a bit practical if discounts is provided only for students upto certain level like +2 or Bachelors level.

Most of the students after bachelors level or during Bachelors level, they start doing jobs. This might not help much but doing so definitely gives pressure to public transportation committee to decrease transportation for non-students.

So government should make strict rules against fake student identity cards users and do regular checking if real students are getting proper discounts in public transportations.
We as a public transportation user, should be fully committed to make the public transportations as friendly as possible.

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