The transport business in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi has witnessed a boom as political events and contestants hire the transport vehicles to facilitate their voters on Election day.
A report aired by a private news channel said the candidates have been in a rush to rent public transport vehicles even a day before the polling day because they feared that the delay may cause a great problem for their voters.
Almost all the owners of rent-a-car businesses have introduced attractive packages for those and are offering various luxury vehicles to their VIP voters.
Rental charges of flashy brands have doubled, even tripled, in the last two months, said a citizen Faizan Ali.
Candidates were busy to convey the voters to the polling stations and then take them back to their homes, said a Young voter Noman Ali at the polling station.
“We count on a 100 percent increase in rental transport business during the election day,” said a transport manager in the local bus stand.
These automobiles are also hired by the election commission of Pakistan to make an effortless transportation for the staffers and other electoral officers, he added.
After hiring the vehicles in such a number from general bus stand, a deficiency of automobiles for public transport has emerged for the passengers required to journey to different cities, stated a feminine passenger while lamenting the problem.
Sajjid Zubair, who’s running a rent-a-car showroom at Aabpara stated that he had requested his kin to lease out their vehicles via him and earn good cash. He stated whether or not the candidates win or lose, the businessmen would be glad in both the cases.
According to the manager, general bus stand, other than buses and coaches, extra automobiles have been rented.
Round 450 vehicles have additionally been transported from normal stand to totally different districts to ease the transportation for voters to reach to their respective polling center by the political parties and the contestants running in general elections 2018.
After renting out the automobiles, next is to make the fuel arrangements. Vehicles in lengthy strains are queued up for filling up the fuel tanks.‘We have leased out more than 500 vehicles. For each automobile, we’ve got been given 8500 along with food and different facilities.
Imran Kasim, who rents out cars in the Blue Space said he had arranged around 100 to 200 vehicles, which he obtained from his kin and friends.