Lahore: The divisional administration has announced its decision to promote and encourage an online public transport system in Lahore that will reduce the traffic congestion on the roads by reducing the number of motor vehicles, according to the news sources.
In this regard, the administration is in talks with two private companies with a desire to expand their online transport operation in the city, provided that they will abide by the regulations imposed by the transport department.
The commissioner of Lahore Asif Bilal Lodhi said in a press briefing that modern transport demands can be met with online transport platforms. He cited these two companies as examples, who began their operation by offering commute in areas of high demand.
Commissioner Lodhi also revealed that the government planned to arrange for these companies to offer commute to the people who will be coming to see the Pakistan-Sri Lanka cricket match at Gaddafi Stadium next month. He added that as per the estimates, at least a 30% reduction will be seen in the traffic load, as well as less hassle for personnel involved in traffic control, parking, law and order, security, logistics, and administration.
The commissioner admitted that there was a need for amendment in the law related to the operations of online transport to facilitate the public. He said that the government is striving to reduce the per kilometre commuting cost for the public, and was determined to uplift the transport infrastructure, and engage the private sector to achieve it.