Punjab govt increases Metro Bus fares by 50%

Published: August 21, 2019
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A file photo of Metro Bus PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: Punjab government has increased the fares of Metro Bus Service in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and in Lahore.

Punjab Transport Secretary Asad Gilani said in a notification that he was pleased to announce increase in the Metro Bus fares.

According to the notification issued by the Punjab Transport Department fares have been increased by Rs10 per trip from Rs20 to Rs30 for Saddar to Pakistan Secretariat in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The same increment has been applied to one way trip on Metro Bus in Lahore between Gajwamata Chowk and Shahdara in Lahore.

The Metro Bus track in Rawalpindi-Islamabad is 23km long and 27km in Lahore.

Metro Bus administration in Rawalpindi said that they will increase the fare when they formally receive the notification.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2019.

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  • Khurram
    Aug 22, 2019 - 1:58AM

    Rather than a flat rate .. the metro bus authority should create atleast 4 zones and fare should be calculated by inter-zone travelling. It will be challenging as system has already been installed and running but this is the practical solution.

    Example

    Intra zone = Rs 20

    Inter zone
    Zone1-zone2 = Rs30
    Zone1-zone3 = Rs40
    Zone1-zone4 = Rs50Recommend

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