KARACHI: The benefit of the substantial cut in the petroleum prices by the Federal Government, has started to reach the common man, as various inter-city transport operators have revised down their fares.
The fares of inter-city buses running between Karachi and different parts of Punjab — Dera Ghazi Khan, Sadiqabad, Rahimyarkhan, Bahawalpur, Multan and Bahawalnagar, have been slashed up to Rs.100.
Chaudhry Ashraf, the owner of Chaudhry Brothers Transport Company, told APP that keeping in view the recent reduction in diesel prices, they have cut the fares of Karachi to Dera Ghazi Khan- for AC Coach from Rs. 1,400 to Rs.1,300, while Non-AC coach from Rs.1,000 to Rs. 900.
He further said the fare for Dera Ghazi Khan and onward to Lahore for AC- coach has been slashed from Rs.850 to Rs.800, while for Dera Ghazi Khan-Multan Non-AC has been revised down from Rs. 130 to 120 and Dera Ghazi Khan-Rajanpur Non-AC fare has been reduced from Rs. 170 to 155.
Al-Makkah Coach Service’s Manager Sajjad told APP that they have reduced Karachi-Sadiqabad fare from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 900, Karachi- Rahimyarkhan fare from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 900, Karachi-Bahawalpur from Rs. 1,300 to Rs. 1,200, Karachi-Multan from Rs.1,400 to Rs. 1,300, while Karachi-Bahawalnagar fare has been slashed from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 1,400.