Transporters increase fares after hike in petrol prices

LAHORE (INP): Following a massive hike in petrol and diesel prices, the public transporters announced 10 per cent increase in intercity fares.
In a statement issued by All-Pakistan Public Transport Owners Federation (APPTOF), the spokesperson said that the participants of the federation opined that a considerable increase in diesel prices would destroy the transport system across the country.
The spokesman said the fare for Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan from Lahore had been increased by Rs100; Lahore to Gujranwala Rs50, Lahore to Sadiqabad and Peshawar Rs200; and the fare for Lahore to Karachi had been increased by Rs600.
Moreover, the fares from Lahore to Sargodha increased by Rs 1050 to Rs 1200; Lahore to Sialkot by Rs 800 to Rs 900; and Lahore to Bahawalpur by Rs 2200 to Rs 2400.
Furthermore, the fare from Lahore to Multan has been increased by Rs1990 to Rs2090; Lahore to Taunsa Sharif from Rs2100 to Rs2400; Lahore to Hyderabad increased from Rs6500 to Rs7000; and Lahore to Murree from Rs2450 to Rs2700.
The decision of new fares taken by the Transport Federation will be applicable to both AC and non-AC type buses.
The spokesperson clarified that the new fares will be implemented from 11 pm today, warning the government of strike if any action has been taken in this regard.