The available public transport in Islamabad and Rawalpindi is dominated by the private sector, contributing to about 35 per-cent of the share of overall modes of transportation. This share is now declining due to poor service and widespread customer dissatisfaction with the available options. The people traveling by public transport are passing through double agony because despite getting high fares, the transporters do not finish their routes, thus making the commuters pay extra fare for reaching their destinations by changing two vehicles from Saddar to Pak Secretariat. Moreover, during peak hours, vehicles are overloaded.
The project entitled “Impact Of Particulate Air Pollution On Respiratory Health Of School Children” was funded UNEP RRC.AP. The project is being carried out by Pakistan Environmental Agency. The details of the activities are given below.