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Inter-city transport fares slashed in KP

June 20, 2012

PESHAWAR, June 19: The Provincial Transport Authority (PTA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday reduced fares for inter-city transport keeping in view the recent cut in prices of petroleum products.

The PTA has directed all secretaries of regional transport authorities (RTAs) to prepare fare table of routes falling in their respective jurisdiction in the light of diesel price at Rs99.69 per litre.

According to the revised list, fare from Peshawar to Charsadda was reduced from Rs32 to Rs27, while in air-conditioned coaches it had been brought down from Rs37 to Rs36. The fare from Peshawar to different stations was also revised downward. The new fare from Peshawar to Mingora is fixed at Rs230 in non-AC coaches and Rs270 in AC coaches, Bannu Rs220 and Rs259, Dera Ismail Khan Rs368 and Rs453, Kohat Rs74 and Rs87, Hangu Rs118 and Rs139, Dir Rs287 and Rs337, Haripur Rs179 and Rs210, Abbottabad Rs221 and Rs260, and Mansehra Rs249 and Rs292.

Likewise, the non air-conditioned and AC buses will charge from Peshawar to Mardan Rs65 and Rs71 respectively, Mingora Rs200 and Rs220, Charsadda Rs27 and Rs29, Bannu Rs192 and Rs211, Dera Ismail Khan Rs336 and Rs369, Kohat Rs65 and Rs71, Hangu Rs103 and Rs113, Dir Rs250 and Rs275, Haripur Rs156 and Rs171, Abbottabad Rs193 and Rs212, and Mansehra Rs217 and Rs238.

The PTA has again ignored mentioning most of the cities in the revised fare list. Besides, the fare list for intra-city transport is yet to be revised.