Rawalpindi: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the divisional administration of Rawalpindi to immediately start development work on the Rawat Faizabad Metro Bus Service. In this regard, it has been informed by the concerned senior official that the work on the said project would start next week. The feasibility study of two main projects namely Metro Bus Service from Sadder to Tarnol and Metro Bus Service from Rawat to Faizabad was carried out in 2017 but due to the political crises followed by a change in the government the projects could not be started. The new federal government has decided to immediately start the Rawat to Faizabad Metro Bus Project to facilitate the masses.
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As per the latest information, Nespak has been asked to start the development work on Rawat Faizabad Metro Bus Project alongside the Islamabad Expressway. However, the high official told that the work on Metro Project from Sadder to Tarnol is not possible as the Punjab Government has initiated a massive campaign to make Peshawer Road signal free from Kucheri to Motorway Chowk. The signal-free road project also includes five underpasses and flyovers. The underpasses, the official told, would be built at Pearl Continental Square, Brig Tariq Mahmood Square near GHQ, GPO Square, MH Square, and Golra Mor Square. The flyovers will be constructed at Qasim Market. The official further informed that the feasibility study on Rawat to Faizabad Metro Bus Project has been completed.
It is pertinent to mention here that there has been a rapid growth of housing societies in the twin cities over the past few years. The people from the length and breadth of the country have settled in the twin cities to enjoy better living standards. But at the same time this massive growth of housing there has been a great rush on the roads. The metro bus service From Sadder to Pak Secretariat is already functioning efficiently, Metro Bus from Peshawer Mor to New Airpot is also in the pipeline. The addition of the Metro Bus from Faizabad to Rawat will reduce significantly the miseries of the daily commuters of the twin cities.