The LTC said that the 28 per cent reduction in fares had been enforced but the transporters had not yet reduced fares by even a single penny, proving that the announcement is mere eyewash.
The transporters have been complaining of unavailability of gas at the revised price. Mini-van owners on major City roads, including Multan Road, Wahdat Road and Jail Road, used to charge Rs15 per stop from the passengers because of unavailability of gas.
The government had announced Rs13 as minimum charges on intra-city routes. Similarly, the newly-plied CNG buses charged the ‘usual’ Rs15 stop-to-stop fare on some routes. The bus operators, however, reduced Rs4 on two routes where they are charging Rs20 as minimum fare.
In a separate statement, the LTC said that the company made 30 urban routes operational in the City and provided connectivity from Lahore to Kasur, Raiwind, Maraka, Muridkay and Kamonki and other adjacent areas through modernised air-conditioned bus service.
“The LTC will re-organise and develop feeder routes to facilitate the general public so that they could reach the stations of Metro Bus Service and reaching other parts of the city,” said LTC Chairman Kawaja Ahmad Hassan while addressing a meeting of the company board of directors.
Hassan said that LTC succeeded in plying 430 new buses on various routes of the city.