LAHORE - Urban transporters on Saturday night called off wheel-jam strike after the Punjab government accepted their main demand of increase in stop-to-stop fare from Rs 11 to Rs 13. We have called off strike as the Punjab government has allowed us to increase transport fares. The buses will ply on City routes on Sunday (today) and the passengers will be charged as per the new fares, Chairman Urban Bus Owners Association Punjab Bashir Siyal said, when contacted. The decision to this effect was taken during a meeting of the urban transporters with the Punjab Minister for Transport Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman at the Headquarters of Lahore Transport Company (LTC). Commissioner Lahore and other senior officials were also present on this occasion. The transporters further said that the minimum transport fare has been increased from Rs 11 to Rs 13 on urban routes while the maximum transport fare has been increased from Rs 25 to Rs 27. The transporters continued wheel-jam strike for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday to protest against the unjustified increase in prices of petroleum products and demanded the government to immediately withdraw fuel price increase or allow them substantial increase in the transport fares. The transporters strike paralysed routine life in the City for four consecutive days as they took out rallies and staged strong protest demonstration in various parts of the provincial metropolis. The passengers and office goers in the City suffered a lot due to the strike as the public transport completely disappeared from the roads. Hundreds of buses ply on city roads everyday. However, citizens suffered a lot, as there was no bus or coach plied on their regular routes due to strike for the last four days in the City. Transporters said that they had been left with no other option but to go on strike.