The Sindh Government has allowed the National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), the Federal Agency that manages and maintains the project, to increase in fares of Karachi’s Peoples Bus Service.
According to the details, the National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) has increased the fares for the Peoples Bus Service by 100% depending on the routes.
The fare for Route-1 to Route-10 (except Route-9) have not been increased, while Route-9 has seen a jump in fare from Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 to compensate for the 58-kilometre extension.
The route originates from Allah Wali Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and terminates at Tower via Steel Town, Port Qasim Chowrangi, Manzil Petrol Pump, Quaidabad, the neighborhood of Malir, Malir Halt, Colony Gate, Natha Khan Bridge, Drigh Road Station, PAF Base Faisal, Lal Kothi, Karsaz, Nursery, FTC, Metropole, Karachi Press Club, Arts Council Karachi, Pakistan, and I.I. Chundrigarh Road and City Station.
Earlier, the Transport & Mass Transit Department Government of Sindh issued the notification for the nine routes of the Peoples Intra-District Bus Service.
However, the fares of remain routes of the Karachi’s Peoples Bus Service will be raised from next month due to high fuel prices. Meanwhile, the increase in fares has led to criticism from stakeholders as service becomes out of reach of the common man such as laborers due to high rates.