Public transport stays off roads


All public transport in the twin cities remained suspended in the wake of the long march on Monday. Public transport remained suspended and people were confined to their homes in order to avoid an unpleasantness that might occur in the wake of the long march. Law enforcement agencies had blocked all major roads and restricted all traffic movement to prevent access to the Red Zone and other sensitive areas.
Transport Union President Haji Akhtar said that public transport in the twin cities would be suspended on Monday to avert any unpleasant incident and safeguard innocent lives. He said transporters would be responsible for damages incurred if they continued to ply their vehicles on roads. He said the district administration had not negotiated a strategy for transport movement with the transport union, therefore they had decided to keep all vehicles off the road.
He said the situation has been critical and the union cannot afford property loss. Akhtar said the Minhaj ul Quran had not asked them to provide vehicles for the march and the union would consider it if they did. Despite limited social activity, cab drivers had taken full advantage of the situation and charged extra fare from people. Aslam, a resident of Sector G 6-2, said that his child had fever and he had been waiting for a cab for two hours because all cab drivers had been demanding thrice as much as normal fares.


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    probably affected by the heavy traffic. So government somehow taking the right decision to give a break the public transport from the roads.

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