In reaction to rising diesel and petrol prices, the Punjab Transport Department (PTD) has stated that it will raise the fees for non-AC buses, which will eventually increase the bus non-AC fares.
Due to the over 250 percent fare hike, this decision would tax the poor even more. Starting on April 25th, new prices for both intercity and intracity non-AC bus services will be in effect.
The cost of non-AC bus services that travel between cities will rise by 233–267 percent. Additionally, it has been permitted to raise the prices for non-AC buses and waggons by up to 267%.
The new policy would result in an increase of Rs33 for customers commuting one to four kilometers, from Rs14 to Rs47.
Passengers’ trips back to their cities from their home towns will cost more as a result of the fee increase, especially following Eid al-Fitr.