LAHORE: In order to provide better travelling facilities, the Provincial Transport Department decided to upgrade transport stands of 36 districts in the province, said Provincial Minister for Transport Jahanzeb Khan Khichi. The decision was taken in a meeting presided over by the provincial minister at the civil secretariat on Wednesday. The meeting reviewed in detail various suggestions regarding upgradation of all C-class transport stands across the province. It was decided in the meeting that a development scheme be prepared for upgradation of the stands providing public transport. The meeting also reviewed suggestions about service level agreement between the transport and local government departments for upgrading C-class stands. A high-level technical committee would present its comprehensive recommendations in seven days in this regard. Speaking on the occasion, the provincial minister said the transport department is working on reforms to provide better travelling facilities to the commuters besides making the department at par of international standard. Transport Secretary Asadur Rehman Gillani, Local Government Secretary Javed Ahmed Qazi, Development Local Government Additional Secretary Anwar Masood, Provincial Authority Secretary Chaudhry Iqbal and other officials concerned attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2019.
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