Deadlock persists between Govt, transporters as service remains halted

LAHORE: Deadlock between the Punjab government and one group of transporters continues on Tuesday as the transport service of AC buses remains halted while non-AC buses have resumed operation.

According to details, terminals of AC buses in different cities of Punjab including Lahore are empty. The passengers are facing trouble owing to the deadlock and are forced to travel by non-AC buses.

The situation had arisen after the provincial regime announced to resume transport service from May 18 but the transporters did not agree with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.

Let it be known that Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan had on Monday said the government will solve the transporters’ issue by holding dialogue with them again.

Fayyaz Chohan said the provincial regime will analyze the transporters’ reservations and resolve the issue. The government wants to provide relief to every sector and SOPs have been issued in the interest of the passengers as well as the transporters, he added.

On the other hand, the transporters of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are charging high fares despite decrease in petroleum prices.

Read more: Punjab transporters refuse to resume operations despite government orders

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