BRT fares to be increased slightly from July 1

BRT fares to be increased slightly from July 1

PESHAWAR— The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Urban Mobility Authority notified a slight increase in fares of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the next financial year 2022-23, the spokesman of TransPeshawar, Sadaf Kamil, said.

The initial fare has been increased up to five rupees that would be enforced by July 1, a notification said Monday, adding that no increase in Zu Card and single ticket has been made. The new minimum fare has been fixed at Rs.15 from Rs10.

The spokesman said the increase has been made in view of current price hikes in petroleum prices adding that the service did not even increase its fares during Covid-19 situation.

He said at the time when the final BRT fare list was issued, the price of diesel was Rs.104 which has now been increased to Rs.264 with an increase of Rs.160.

TransPeshawar was providing safe and environmentally-friendly travel facilities to people with minimal fares, he concluded.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated RsĀ  billion in the financial budget for the next financial year in order to purchase 86 state-of-the-art new BRT buses from China to cover additional 6 feeder routes to facilitate people of the provincial capital.

 

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