Lahore: Bahria Town Lahore residents are slated to get more public transport options following the society’s termination of its exclusive agreement with Airlift Private Limited, a news source reported. As per this now-resolved pact, the transit company had earlier provided exclusive public transport services in Bahria Town Lahore — not allowing other competitors to provide their services to the project’s residents.
In this regard, the residents sent a complaint to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). The notification stated that they were deprived of any alternate public transport services within the society.
In response to the CCP’s inquiry into the matter, the Bahria Town management stated that the said agreement had now been dissolved and that all legal formalities had been met. The management also published public notices in various newspapers to announce the termination of the society’s agreement with Airlift.
Bahria Town’s administration has further issued a statement that the exclusive agreement had denied other transit firms a level playing field at the cost of consumer welfare. It added that the agreement’s revocation complied with the Competition Act 2010. In light of these responses, the CCP has now closed the case.