Public Motor Vehicle (PMV) buses designated to route 7 and 9 in NCD, went on strike yesterday leaving many commuters despaired and stranded.
Many city residents were forced to walk from their place of work to their homes yesterday.
The route 7 and 9 busline connects Gordons, Boroko and Gerehu for thousands of city residents.
Acting Admin Sergeant Frank Sau attached to the Office of the Commander NCD Central led a police team in a mediation with the
disgruntled PMV operators at Waigani yesterday.
The strike occurred after police acted upon a barrage of public outcry by impounding several buses after they charged K2 for bus fares.
The PMV operators said inflation affected their business and compelled them to impose the increased fare without the permission and consent of the Road Transport Authority.
The authorised bus fare gazzetted by the NCD Road Transport Authority is K1 across NCD.
Acting Sergeant Sau told the disgruntled PMV operators to resume operations and take up their grievances with RTA.
Some of them resumed operations late in the evening while most of them agreed to take their grievances to the responsible authorities.