50% bus fare cut for differently-abled, senior citizens, students in Peshawar

Deputy director terminals directs authorities to spread the word by installing panaflex banners on bus terminals


Our Correspondent April 11, 2019
Deputy director terminals directs authorities to spread the word by installing panaflex banners on bus terminals. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The city district government in Peshawar has decided to provide subsidy on bus fares to students, differently-abled persons and senior citizens.

“Students, people over 60 years of age and differently-abled persons will be entitled to get 50% discount in fares on intercity bus service,” Deputy Director Terminals Riaz Ahmed Awan said in a notification on Thursday.

He also directed the concerned authorities to install the panaflex banners on bus terminals to inform the public regarding the decision.

KP bus fares notification

On February 7, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government had decided to launch a pink bus service for women in Mardan and Abbottabad.

In a bid to provide relief to women and to ease their travel in the city, the provincial government will start the pink bus programme using buses donated by Japan for this purpose.

A tender has also been awarded to a local company that will manage the running of the buses and will provide drivers.

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