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CDA To Start Public Bus Service In Capital City

CDA To Start Public Bus Service In Capital City

Islamabad: In order to meet the ever-increasing Transportation Issues In Islamabad the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is on its way to procure 29 new buses to ply on three routes of the capital city. According to the latest information the civic agency is in its final stages of documentation and tenders for the purchase of buses will be issued soon. The buses will run from Soan Garden to Faisal Masjid, From Bhara Kahu to Faiz Ahmed Faiz Metro Station, and from Tarnol to M5 Metro Station. After a successful launch of buses on three routes, the CDA has a plan to extend the bus service on six different routes of the city.

Last year in a meeting chaired by the chairman CDA, Aamir Ali Ahmed approved the project. An official statement issued by the civic agency after the meeting revealed, “The Board meeting decided to start Islamabad Bus Service soon. The launch of the project with 29 Buses on three different routes was decided at the meeting. Initially, the project will be funded by CDA but in later on a commercial company will run the project on a commercial basis”. There will be no subsidy for the project and the project would generate its own resources once executed by the CDA. The CDA wanted to start bus service by the end of last year but the work could not be carried out properly and now the authority wants to complete it within the ongoing year.

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It is pertinent to mention that CDA is already in the final stages of starting Metro Bus Service from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad International Airport very soon. It is reported that the much-needed and long-awaited Metro Bus Service In Islamabad would start plying on March 23, 2022. The civic agency has already completed the 27 km route of the project at a cost of Rs 16 billion and has placed an order for the procurement of buses. The 29 buses on three different routes of the capital would be in addition to the Metro Bus Service that is going to be inaugurated soon. Metro Bus Service is particularly initiated to cater to the growing public needs for the masses to commute to their workplaces and especially for the ones who have to travel on daily basis to New Airport for official duties. A total of 30 buses will be operating on the route and the timing of the service will be from 7 am to 11 pm. A Mass Transit Authority will be set up to overlook the affairs of the Metro Bus Project. The fare from Peshawer mor to New Airport would be Rs 30 that will be very much economical especially for those who have to pay heavy charges on a taxi to travel to their workplaces. So the issue of overloading and overcharging towards the airport would be resolved.

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