Govt proposes increase in OLMT fares.

LAHORE -- In the wake of a hike in petroleum prices, the Punjab Mass Transit Authority has proposed an increase in the fares of the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT).

The authority sent a summary to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for approval of new and revised fares to fix the fare of OLMT up to five kilometres at Rs20, 10km Rs30 and 15km at Rs40.

Similarly, it has been recommended that the fare for 15 to 20kms at Rs50, 20 to 25kms at Rs60 and for more than 25kms at Rs70.

The summary suggested that the fare of the Orange train would be fixed on a stop-to-stop basis. The OMLT operations have consumed Rs600 million in six months. The summary has yet to be approved by the government.

According to sources, new and revised fares would be discussed in the upcoming Punjab cabinet meeting.

The Transport Department has recommended an increase in the fare due to a rise in the prices of petroleum products in the country. The department had earlier recommended that the Standing Committee of Finance of the provincial cabinet fix the fares of the train from station to...

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