Transporters warn fare hike after fuel price surge

Inter-city transporters are all set to increase fares by 10-15 percent.

Inflation-hit masses prepare to receive another blow after transporters decide to increase fares following hike in the petroleum prices.

Punjab urban transport owners association secretary-general Arshad Khan Niazi on Sunday warned of increase in transport fares against recent fuel price hike.

He said transport fare on inter-city routes will be increased by 5%, however, 10% increase will be imposed during days of CNG stations closure.

According to details, Secretary RTA has not issued any notification regarding fare hike but transport owners in various cities including Faisalabad and Multan have already raised fares by 10-15 percent.

As increase in transport fares goes unchecked, passengers in these cities are facing stumbling block while travelling.