Transporters charge higher fares

Published December 21, 2001

SWABI, Dec 20: Transporters in district Swabi continued to charge high fares from the commuters across the district while the local administration had failed to take action against them.

A week earlier, a joint meeting of the district transport committee, transporter union, traffic police officials and district government representatives, was held in which they agreed to reduce the fares on all routes from Dec 14.

The district government told them that following reduction in the price of petroleum products, there was no reason to charge the old fares and the transporters must reduce the fares of coaches, buses and pick-ups, plying on different routes in the district.

At the end of the meeting, it was announced that all the transporters would reduce fares.

However, a survey conducted before and after Eid by Dawn revealed that local transporters had not abided by the decision.

All the “flying” coaches, buses and pick-ups had ignored the government-fixed fares and were charging the old fares.

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