LAHORE - After a hefty cut in POL prices, the transporters are expected to give considerable relief to the millions of commuters across the country.

The bodies of passengers and goods’ transporters are meeting today (Monday) and around 10 per cent decrease is expected at inter and intra-city routes across the country.

A transport official, however, suggested the transporters must announce cut the fare by 15 to 20 per cent. Non-AC urban transport fares should be reduced by 15 percent while AC buses by 20 per cent. Similarly, the fares of goods transport should be decreased by 18 to 20 per cent, he argued.  

Though announced by the Punjab government, the decrease in fares was not made parallel by the transporters when a month back the petroleum prices were reduced.

There are reports that transport fares were remained almost same in other three provinces including the rail, air and goods transport fare countrywide.

The transporters in Lahore are charging from commuters Rs15 stop-to-stop fare – a fare being charged for almost two-year.

Similarly, no considerable cut was announced by the LTC on other destinations in Lahore. The inter-city fare is also unchanged since November 1.