Transporters in Rawalpindi and Islamabad raise their fares ahead of Eid.

As Eid-ul-Fitr approaches, many people are leaving Rawalpindi and Islamabad to visit relatives in their hometowns.

Unfortunately, despite the Rawalpindi Commissioner’s commitment to cut transport costs, carriers have unfairly raised fares due to an increase in POL prices. According to estimates, a large number of individuals have left the twin cities in preparation for the Eid holidays.

Three special Eid trains have been organised to accommodate a high number of people, with one additional coach added to each train. Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha has asked the secretary of the Regional Transport Authority to inspect the transport bases and eliminate concerns about overcharging and overcrowding as a result of the fare hike.

However, the cost of transportation replacement parts, tyres, and driver, conductor, and assistant pay has increased by Rs. 10. The number of travellers at transportation hubs has reduced by 40 to 45 percent this year due to growing inflation. Citizens have already begun to celebrate Eid by making live video calls to family and friends.

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