LAHORE – The fare of Lahore’s metro bus service has been increased by Rs 10, on Thursday.
According to sources, Punjab Finance and Transport Departments had recommended Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to increase the fare by Rs 20.
The departments told the CM that the province is giving annual subsidy of Rs 12.30 billion on current rates and the subsidy will reduce to Rs 10.50 billion if the fare is fixed at Rs 50.
Usman Buzdar was also told that motorcycle rickshaws and wagons on the same rout are charging the passengers Rs 40 and Rs 50 respectively.
It has been learnt that the CM rejected the proposal of increasing the rates by Rs 20 and ordered to fix the fares at Rs 40. The hike of Rs 10 had already been approved by the cabinet.