400 new buses in Lahore by Dec

Lahore Transport Company signs agreement with First Bus Service and Foton Bus Company to run 400 buses.

Express March 01, 2011

LAHORE: The Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has signed an agreement with First Bus Service (FBS) and Foton Bus Company (FBC) to run as many as 400 buses in the city. The latter is to launch 225 buses and FBS 175 buses before December this year.

The agreement was signed in a ceremony involving LTC chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan, FBS managing director Nooruddin Ahmad and FBC chairman Perry Blackerby at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.

Hassaan said that the new buses would provide standardised transport facilities. Unauthorised transport would be removed to help both transporters and commuters, he said. He said that the LTC was building a congenial climate for investment. He said that the LTC was helping private companies enter the sector. He said that concrete measures were being taken to get resources for the refurbishment of old buses.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2011.


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