Punjab plans increase in Orange Line train, Multan metro bus fares

07:09 PM | 13 Feb, 2024
Punjab plans increase in Orange Line train, Multan metro bus fares
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LAHORE – The caretaker government of Punjab has decided to jack up fares for the Orange Line Metro Train in Lahore and Multan metro bus, it emerged on Tuesday. 

Reports said the fare for the Orange Line train and metro bus would be increased by Rs5 each in order to generate additional revenue to run the public transport projects. 

The decision has been taken by the government due to recent increase in petroleum prices in the country. 

The Punjab Mass Transit Authority aims at generating additional amount of Rs 82.85 million by increase the fare. 

However, the fares for the Lahore and Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus services will not be revised, the reports said. 

The reports are yet to be verified independently.

Previously, caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi had rejected a proposal recommending a hike of Rs 15 hike in fares for the Metro bus and Speedo bus services. 


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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