In a series of economic adjustments, following increases in car prices, petrol rates, and license fees, the Punjab government has raised the toll tax on the Lahore Ring Road.The Lahore Ring Road Authority has implemented a 20 percent increase in toll taxes, affecting various types of vehicles, from private cars to heavy trucks.
Private cars and jeeps will now face a toll tax of Rs. 60 per trip, which is an increase of Rs. 10 from the previous Rs. 50.Similarly, passenger vans and coasters will see an increment to Rs. 120, up from Rs. 100.For passenger buses, the toll tax has been raised by Rs. 50, bringing it to Rs. 300 from the previous Rs. 250.
Loader trucks, pick-ups, and dumpers will now have a toll tax of Rs. 360, up from Rs. 300, marking a significant increase of Rs. 60.Heavy vehicles face the most substantial increase, with their toll tax rising to Rs. 600 from the previous Rs. 500, representing an inflation of Rs. 100.Meanwhile, the Lahore Ring Road Southern Loop 3 project is expected to be completed in just 5 months.
Previously, there were legal disputes surrounding the project, but they have now been resolved, paving the way for its progress.
The project’s route through Bahria Town has received strong support from the housing society, and all obstacles have been cleared, making way for the project’s development.The completion of Ring Road Southern Loop 3 will significantly alleviate traffic congestion for travelers from South Punjab to Lahore, relieving pressure on Thokar and Canal Road. Residents of all housing schemes around Multan Road will also benefit from this project.