The Lahore Transport Company (LTC) will import 350 buses by the middle of April, including 100 in the next 10 days, said LTC Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan.
The government will also get standardised buses for Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Multan very soon, Hassaan said at an LTC board meeting on Tuesday.
He said that the LTC’s enforcement wing would ensure the adoption of safety standards in public transport and, in collaboration with the Transport Department, the tehsil municipal administrations and traffic police, launch an operation against substandard CNG cylinders. He said that bus staff should behave better with passengers.
Hassaan said that the Bus Rapid Transit system – a dedicated road corridor for buses currently being laid on Ferozepur Road from Chungi Amr Sidhu to Kalma Chowk – would serve about 150,000 passengers a day.
He said that the LTC had also been given responsibility for handling parking in Lahore and a separate wing would be set up in the company to supervise a new parking system in the city.
LTC Vice Chairman Mehr Ishtiaq, Directors Yawar Irfan and Ahsan Choughtai, Transport Secretary Captain (retired) Mohammad Yousaf, Chief Executive Officer Haider Lateef, General Manager (Operation) Asad Gillani, GM (Finance) Adnan Mudasser, GM (Enforcement) Kamran Khan, GM (Communication) Amjad Hussain and Chief Minister’s Secretariat Deputy Secretary Fawad Akram also attended the meeting.