PM Announces 13 new Bus Routes in Islamabad to improve the Public Transport

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has Announces 13 new routes in Islamabad in an effort to modernize the Public Transportation System. Thirteen new bus routes will be running soon in the capital of Pakistan (Islamabad Capital Territory).

PM Announces 13 new Bus Routes in Islamabad to improve the Public Transport

This was announced by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb at a press conference on Thursday in Islamabad.
According to the information minister, additional routes have been discovered and will be linked to existing metro bus lines. According to the information minister, 123 new buses will use these routes in phases, and the project will be carried out by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

The Following are the new routes announces by PM:

  1. Police FOundation/Orange Line Station to Red Line Faiz Amed Faiz Station.
  2. Allama Iqbal Station to Red Line Potohar Station.
  3. PIMS to Secretariat
  4. Sector D-12 to Sector G-10
  5. Sector F-11 to Red Line F-8 Station
  6. Sector G-11 to PIMS
  7. Aabpara to Tramari Chowk
  8. Nilor to Khana Pul
  9. Pirwadhai Chowk to Faizabad
  10. Sector B-17 to 26 Number
  11. Sector I-16 to 26 Number Chungi

It is worth noting that the prime minister asked the CDA to hasten intercity bus service when he inaugurated the Green Line Metro bus service in August. According to CDA sources, the civic agency will commence the aforementioned bus service on 13 routes under a contract with a commercial bus business.

They stated that in response to CDA tenders, two private businesses, Faisal Movers and Daewoo, filed offers, and that the CDA team was in the process of reviewing them after opening technical bids. Financial bids would be opened in the coming week.

According to sources, the CDA has ordered the private bus operator to arrange a fleet of 150 buses, with up to 128 buses plying the new routes and the remaining vehicles at the disposal of the civic agency.
According to sources, the CDA will give the go-ahead to the winning company for the acquisition of 150 buses after opening financial bids to determine per-kilometer rates for the service. They stated that buses would arrive in Islamabad in two waves, with only 75 arriving in the first.

According to a CDA official, the project could take three to four months to complete because whichever company wins the contract will need time to acquire buses from the international market.


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