There are a growing number of illegal public motor vehicles in Port Moresby.
Many ofthPMV operators operate illegally and also run illegal routes.
At around 6am inthe morning inthe Nation’s Capital, early birds rush to catcPMV’s to beatthe morning rush hour.
If you look closely atthe video, you will see something wrong – buses with a private plate number, posing aPMV’s. It is not just one bus but many thers cashing in onthe growing populations demand for quick and accessible transportation.
We came across this particular bus with a private plate “HAN 612” beginning its illegal run on an illegal route starting at Waigani,then to Beroko, andthen to Manu Bes stop.
What is astonishing isthe operators were able to continue this run unstopped or unchecked.
While this act breaks registration laws it also poses safety risks for passengers.
RegisterePMV’s are insured, and any passenger injured in an accident will be covered. There is no insurance cover when travelling on an unregistered bus.
For travellers, getting from point A to Bequickly is paramountoand any available transport will do.