LTC to redesign traffic plan
In order to facilitate the commuters at large, the Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has decided to redesign the traffic plan on various routes of the metropolis. This was stated by Chairman LTC, Khawaja Ahmad Hassan while reviewing the performance of LTC at the C.M. Secretariat here on Saturday.
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He said that the Lahore Transport Company (LTC) had also developed connectivity with the adjacent cities of Lahore. The new air-conditioned, environment-friendly buses of an international standard had been in operation from Lahore to Raiwind, Sheikhupura, Maraka, Kasur and other adjacent areas of the provincial metropolis. In addition to already running buses on the various routes, he claimed that the LTC had succeeded in plying 410 new buses on various routes of the city.
Chairman LTC Kh. Ahmad Hassan said as many 30 urban routes had been made operational in the city. He said that the LTC is implementing a comprehensive plan of action to provide efficient transport facilities to residential localities far from the city in an integrated manner. He said that new buses have been made operative from Allama Iqbal International Airport to Valencia Town. He said that a comprehensive plan had been evolved to provide efficient bus service from Bahria town to Shaukat Khanam, Green town to the general bus stand and the Railway station to Thokar Niaz Baig at the earliest. He reported that the LTC was executing the student green card scheme in an effective manner and a special cell had been established for this purpose. He said that the student green card scheme was being executed in collaboration with the educational institutions. He directed the LTC Management to facilitate the students in the issuing of student green cards. Senior citizens and special persons had been given the facility of free transport in the city, he added. LTC free transport cards were being issued to senior citizens and special persons in a smooth manner.
Private transport companies are extending full co-operation in implementing the scheme launched for the senior citizens and special persons. As per directions of the C.M. Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the LTC had made strenuous efforts for eradication of dengue from bus terminals, bus stands and bus stops.