The burden of subsidy on fares of Punjab Metro Bus System has reached Rs 8.10 billion. Multan Metro bus service became more expensive than Lahore Metro.
The burden on the treasury Metro bus service has become a white elephant. The burden of subsidy on metrobus system fares reached Rs 8.10 billion.
According to the budget document, metro bus passengers are being given a subsidy of Rs 46 to Rs 127 per person. The highest subsidy is being given to the passengers of Multan Metro Bus System.
Multan Metro Bus System is being given a subsidy of Rs. 127 per passenger. The per capita subsidy for Lahore Metro Bus System is Rs. 46.
According to the budget document, the per capita subsidy on Lahore feeder bus operations related to Metro Bus is Rs. 56. While Multan feeder bus operations are being given a subsidy of Rs 67 per person.
Out of the total budget of Rs 55 billion of the transport department, Rs 8 billion is being spent on metro.
Extracted from City42 News