Commissioner asks transporters to cut fares up to 25pc

Rawalpindi-Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Noor ul Amin Mengal has asked the transporters to cut fares up to 25 per cent to provide relief to the people.
According to a district administration spokesman, chairing a meeting, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Noor ul Amin Mengal has asked the transporters that in view of the reduction in fuel prices, all the transporters should announce reduction up to 25 per cent in the fares to provide relief to the people.
In this regard, he directed the transporters to display fare reduction banners at their respective bus stands on which previous and current fares should be displayed prominently.
He also asked the transport association to get advertisements published in newspapers in this regard. The Commissioner also instructed the transporters to keep their waiting areas and washrooms neat and clean so that the people could be facilitated. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq, Secretary Regional Transport Authority Rashid Ali and all the transporters of the district. Briefing the meeting, Secretary RTA said that there are 18 bus stands in the city.
A cleanliness drive was being carried out at all the bus stands as per the directions of the Punjab government, he said adding that under this campaign, the washrooms and waiting areas were being cleaned and whitewashed.
He also instructed the transporters to also display dengue awareness banners at all the bus stands.
The spokesman informed that DC Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq had directed the authorities concerned to provide more facilities to the passengers at Pirwadhai Bus Stand.
He also instructed the authorities concerned to ensure separate waiting areas for male and female with washroom facilities.
He had also instructed the administration not to allow entry of vehicles in the bus stand without checking fitness certificates.

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