A JOURNEY BY BUS
Points: Introduction – Boarded a Sukkur bound bus – Crowd in the bus – Hyderabad – Moro – Neshrow Feroz – Khairpur – Conclusion.
As soon as our college closed for winter, I began to make necessary preparations for going home. Our family resides at Sukkar where my father is a lawyer. I make my journeys to and from Sukkar by train. Some of my class-mates hail from Khairpur. They pressed hard that this time I should go to Sukkar by bus via Khairpur. The suggestion appealed to me and I agreed.
Early next morning we boarded a Sukkur-bound bus at the bus stand near Al-Karam Square. The bus was then almost empty and we thought that we would have a very pleasant journey. Just at the scheduled time of start, the bus moved a few steps and stopped and waited there for five minutes during which time it became full to its sanctioned capacity. We hoped that as the journey was long, the bus would run on and on and would not allow any other passengers to get in.4essay.blogspot.com
The bus moved forward and stopped near Shorab Ghot. Some persons were waiting there, for the bus with their heavy load to be carried to Sukkur. These were taken on the roof and the passengers were allowed in. We and other passengers were requested to make room for the new-comers. We complied with the request, but not with a very charitable heart.
The bus then ran very swiftly stopping here and there when a passenger waived his hand to stop it. In this way the bus was overwhelmingly full. The crowd was now so great that we began to perspire even in the morning time of the day.
At Hyderabad the bus stopped for ten minutes. Many passengers got down to buy some eatables. All of a sudden there were helpless cries from a passenger who said that he had been pick pocketed for an amount of Rs.480/- As there was no way for tracing the culprit, he had to console himself with grumbling heart and the bus ran.4essay.blogspot.com
At Moro the bus stopped for about fifteen minutes. We availed ourselves of this opportunity in having tea and some refreshment in a posh restaurant. Some years back it was an ordinary sub-divisional town, but it is no longer so. A well-equipped hospital together with the schools and colleges have made the place very important.
The bus again started with full speed. From there the journey was really a pleasant one. The crowd inside the bus was in no way very intolerable. We then reached Neshrow-Feroz. This is also a noted place. With its big religious institution, it offers religious educational facilities to thousands of students. This institution was founded sometime in the nineteenth century.
From Neshrow-Feroz we reached Khairpur at about 5.P.M. Here my friends took leave of me after they had failed to induce me to stay with them for a day or two.
After leaving Khairpur, the bus proceeded on and on with heavy loads of goods and passengers. At last it reached Sukkur after ten hours of journey.