Punjab Government has announced discounts on fares for the elderly or those with special needs as well as students who travel in the Orange Line Metro train.
The decision was made by Parvez Elahi
The decision was made by the Chief of the Ministry Punjab Parvez Elahi during a meeting in which it was determined to establish prices for trains in phases and to provide free travel for elderly people and people who have special needs. Concessionary tickets will be made available to women and students.
The meeting was attended by former chairman of planning and development Salman Ghani and former principal secretary to CM GM Sikandar also constituted an advisory body for the conversion of the Orange Line Metro Train to solar power.
“The stations of the Orange Line Train will be equipped with solar systems,” the chief minister stated.
Parvez Elahi also announced plans to begin a pilot project of electric buses in Lahore and stated the government would offer the public the opportunity to travel in environmentally friendly buses.
Then, in August 2021 the Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMA) recommended to the provincial government to institute a cost based on distance to Orange Line metro train commuters.
In a fresh plan that PMA has suggested, PMA has suggested to the government charge a fee of Rs20 for distances 0-5 km with a minimum of Rs30 for 5-10 km. Rs40 for 10-15 km and Rs50 for 15-20 km. The rate would be Rs60 for 20-25km, and Rs70 for distances of 25 km or more.
Commercial operation for the Orange Line metro train started in October of 2020, with an all-inclusive fare of 40 rupees per trip.