To decrease the city’s carbon footprint, Punjab government authorities have proposed lowering metro rail rates for students in Lahore.
The Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMA) has created a summary for this purpose, which will be presented to the new cabinet of the Punjab government once it is formed.
Students from both private and public educational institutions will be able to obtain special passes to ride on the Orange Line Metro Train, according to the summary. The passes will guarantee that students receive a reduced fare.
In Lahore, students already receive a 50% discount on bus prices. Officials plan to extend the same service to individuals who travel by metro rail.
“If the summary is granted, it would limit the usage of vehicles and motorcycles by students on Lahore’s roadways,” says PMA’s general manager (operations), Uzair Shah. “This will prove to be highly environmentally friendly for the city.”
His department believes that increasing student use of the metro train will result in a 30,000-tonne reduction in annual fuel emissions in Lahore.
Lahore is choked by a dense blanket of smog in the winter due to automobile emissions.