CM Punjab Takes Swift Action: Transport Fare Cuts Following Fuel Price Drop in 48-Hour Ultimatum

In a proactive move to ensure the recent reduction in fuel prices benefits the common people, Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has issued a stern directive to the provincial transport minister. CM Punjab wasted no time, setting a 48-hour deadline for concerned officials to implement a significant reduction of 10% in transport fares, aiming to ease the financial burden on citizens.

The onus now rests on the provincial transport minister, who will convey this imperative directive to transport owners, ensuring its prompt execution.

Initial reports indicate that transport operators in the provincial capital have already heeded the call, slashing fares for both long and short routes. For instance, the Lahore to Karachi route saw a fare reduction from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 6,850. The people have warmly welcomed this gesture of goodwill, which extends to other major cities across the country as well.

Here’s a glimpse of the fare adjustments for various routes:

  • Lahore to Rawalpindi: Previous Fare Rs. 2,200, New Fare Rs. 2,100
  • Lahore to Peshawar: Previous Fare Rs. 2,750, New Fare Rs. 2,600
  • Lahore to Quetta: Previous Fare Rs. 4,650, New Fare Rs. 4,500
  • Lahore to Murree: Previous Fare Rs. 2,650, New Fare Rs. 2,500
  • Lahore to Bahawalpur: Previous Fare Rs. 1,000, New Fare Rs. 900
  • Lahore to Khanewal: Previous Fare Rs. 1,700, New Fare Rs. 1,500

Moreover, in a holistic approach, other government departments and ministers have also been tasked with reducing prices of essential items. The Chief Secretary is actively engaging with Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners throughout Punjab to monitor and ensure price reductions on daily commodities, further uplifting the quality of life for the citizens. This collaborative effort comes in the wake of the government’s recent announcement to decrease petrol prices by a substantial Rs. 40.

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