To relieve private transporters, who suffered losses amid lockdown following the pandemic COVID-19 breakout, the transport department quashed penalties
Transporters on Monday announced to continue their protest against ban imposed on inter-city bus services in Karachi.
The transporters announced the decision after holding successful talks with Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani.
Transporters in Punjab have broken off into two factions after the provincial government allowed resumption of public transport yesterday
The poor transporters are passing through worst financial crunch, said KTI President Irshad Bokhari.
“We could not take any risk that could lead to the spread of coronavirus,” said Said Saeed Ghani while meeting transporters delegation.
According to details, the Gadap police foiled a bid to transport 25 passengers to Hyderabad in a truck, during checking at the check post.
"Currently more than 20 bus owners have already computerized their ticketing process," said provincial transport minister.
Irshad Bukhari said that the city's 70 percent of the transport is shifted on CNG and continuous closure from the gas company is badly affecting their businesses.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar here on Saturday ordered a crackdown against the transporters who were involved in overcharging on the eve of Eidul Azha.