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 lower transport costs, transporters have unjustly raised fares due to an increase in POL prices. According to reports, a large number of individuals have left the twin cities in preparation for the Eid holidays.
Three special Eid trains have been organized to accommodate a huge 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 remove concerns about overcharging and overcrowding as a result of the fare rise.
The cost of transportation replacement parts, tires, driver, conductor, and assistant pay has increased by Rs. 10. The number of travelers at transportation hubs has reduced by 40 to 45 percent this year due to growing inflation. People have already started to celebrate Eid by making live video calls to family and friends.