In Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), a free, exclusive bus service for women will soon begin operation. The statement was made on the official Twitter account of GB’s chief secretary office.
The buses will operate during rush hour along the major roads in Gilgit and Skardu, according to the report. The government has not yet disclosed the precise routes and schedules for each city, though.
The tweet reads, “Now you can travel in a safe and comfortable environment and move freely to your schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics, and markets,” addressing the women of the district. Another significant public event hosted by the government of Great Britain. beginning in Gilgit and Skardu cities first.
The announcement received positive feedback from the netizens, along with a request for strict regulation of taxi fares in the GB region.
Toll Plaza Dispute
Following the increase in tax rates, transporters have threatened to physically remove the toll plaza on the Karakoram Highway (KKH).
For service providers, it has become challenging to remain in business due to the increase. Jan Alam, the Hazara Transporters Association’s president, emphasised:
We cannot support the contractor’s decision to raise the monthly toll levy for truckers from Rs. 1,400 to Rs. 2,200. Our financial load has increased due to the daily toll, which was previously Rs. 50 per day; this should be promptly rectified.