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Punjab govt increases Lahore, Rawalpindi metro bus fares

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Posted: Aug 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Punjab govt increases Lahore, Rawalpindi metro bus fares

A worker walks at the Metro bus station in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

The Punjab government has given an approval for increasing the fares of Lahore and Rawalpindi metro buses by Rs10.

The cabinet division has informed the Punjab Mass Transit Authority of the increase in fares and the order will be implemented after a notification is issued.

The new fare for Lahore and Rawalpindi metro buses will be Rs30.

In July, the Mass Transit Authority had requested the provincial cabinet to increase the fares. The government had agreed to the increase in fares, but the new rates had not been approved by the cabinet.

The federal government has already decided to do away with the subsidy on the bus service.

In May, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that substantial subsidies were creating a burden on the economy.

Passengers aren’t happy with the hike in fares. They told SAMAA TV that the government shouldn’t make the people shoulder this burden as the inflation is already high in the country.

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5 Comments

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      sohail akhtar  August 21, 2019 9:37 am/ Reply

    Good job they have increased the fare.

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      Sheri  August 21, 2019 3:13 pm/ Reply

    Bs eske e kami reh gai the

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      Javaid  August 21, 2019 4:49 pm/ Reply

    Lets not make our nation beggars, if some one cant afford he or she must walk it out as thats free. No subsidies on any public facility. But at the same time govt should make sure the quality of services improves comensurate to the services being provided

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      Naveed  August 22, 2019 12:50 pm/ Reply

    Allah is Govt Kay shaar say bachai: Ameen.

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      Abdur Rehman  August 26, 2019 1:26 pm/ Reply

    most of the metrobus track is not in right maintained state also nearly all the escillators and lifts are ouit of order . how come a person with inability to run up on those stairs also the glass walls of metrobus stations are now being covered by posters which make it much more unpresentable . the govt should also need to implement maintainance along with the now increased fares to keep this asset for a long time in good state .

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