For benefiting the public of the advantage of the reduction in the prices of the petroleum products, the district administration of Islamabad on Monday has reduced the fares of the passenger automobiles, as per the reports of local media.
As per the issued notification by the deputy commissioner of Islamabad, the fares for public vehicles have been cut from Rs.2 to Rs.6 per stop. While the fares for AC transport have been slashed by Rs.1 per stop.
The new fares schedule would come into effect on an immediate basis, as per the notification.
Strict action would be taken against the ones found violating the directives and charging surplus fares, as per a warning issued by the commissioner.
Previously on the 18th of May, the adviser of KPK for Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir had mentioned that the public transport fares had been reduced by 18 to 25 percent in the province.
He urged the transporters, passengers, and the bus drivers to strictly abide with the SOPs issued to curb the spread of the virus.
He had said that the government made SOPs for the public transport with the consultation of the transport authority and commissioners and has mandated the wearing of masks for all the passengers.