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Punjab government reduces fare rate up to 30%

Lahore: Consequent upon recent decrease in the price of CNG, Punjab government has reduced fare rate of inter-city buses by 30% and urban transport fares by 25 to 28%.

This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Transport, Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri and Secretary Transport Muhammad Yousaf while addressing a joint press conference at Transport House, here today. Representatives of transporters were also present on the occasion. Secretary Transport informed that earlier the fare rates of transport operating on CNG and petrol were different but now they has been combined so as to save the passengers from inconvenience as well as ensure implementation of the new fare rates. He said that the revised fare rate of Hiace / mini-buses plying on metalled plain roads will be Rs.0.89 per km while the fare on katcha plan roads will be Rs.0.91 per km and Rs.0.99 on hilly roads. Similarly, the fare rates of non-AC buses operating on diesel will be Rs.1.10 per km on metalled plain roads, Rs.1.15 on katcha plain roads and Rs.1.20 on hilly roads. Secretary Transport further informed that the revised fare structure of CNG / AC-intercity buses has been reduced from Rs.20 to 16 for the first stage from 0 to 4 km, Rs.25 to Rs.20 for the second stage from 4.1 to 8 km, Rs.30 to Rs.24 from 8.1 to 14 km, from Rs.35 to Rs.38 from 14.1 to 22 km, from Rs.40 to Rs.32 from 22.1 to 30 km, from Rs.47 to Rs.38 from 30.1 to 36 km, from Rs.54 to Rs.44 from 36.1 to 42 km, from Rs.60 to Rs.48 from 42.1 to 48 and Rs.65 to Rs.52 from 48.1 and above.

Similarly, the fare rate of non-AC wagons and mini-buses plying on urban routes has been reduced from Rs.16 to Rs.13 for the first stage, Rs.20 to Rs.18 for the second stage, from Rs.24 to Rs.21 for the third stage, from Rs.30 to Rs.26 for the fourth stage, Rs.35 to Rs.31 for the fifth stage and Rs.41 to Rs.35 for the sixth stage.

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