The Punjab Government estimates a 267% increase in transportation costs. Keep in mind that this also applies to non-AC buses. The town, which is already struggling with the rising cost of living, was stunned by the decision. Due to the significant increase, the populace might lose access to crucial transportation.
The new, higher rates became effective on April 25 as inflation shot up. Inflation-affected citizens are concerned that this situation will make travel nearly impossible. The cost of buses that travel between cities would increase by 265%, while the cost of buses that travel within the same city will increase by 267%, according to details. Right now, a four-kilometer ride costs Rs. 14. This charge will increase by Rs. 33 to become Rs. 47.
People are gradually converting from private mobility, such as cars and motorbikes, to public transportation as a result of the high cost of fuel. The sudden increase in fuel prices may leave many with little alternative except to walk or cycle to their destinations.