Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced its decision to run Blue and Green Line Metro Buses on the existing expressway and Murree Road, until the new dedicated road infrastructure is built, according to a news published on May 16.
The Blue Line Metro Bus service will operate from Korang Bridge Expressway to Faizabad Metro Bus stop, whereas the Green Line Metro Bus service will operate from Bhara Kahu to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) – and then merge with the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service.
CDA Metro Bus Service Director Nauman Sheikh revealed that in the initial phase five buses will ply on the green line service and 10 on the blue line in Islamabad. He also stated that the new tracks will be built if the need arises.
As per a CDA official, due to the traffic woes surrounding the Murree Road in Bhara Kahu, it was decided that the buses will not go through the Bhara Kahu Bazar. He said that a protected u-turn and a bus terminal for the green line will be developed on CDA’s acquired land near Bhara Kahu.
It was also highlighted that 15 borrowed buses for running Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Service have been returned and 10 of them will be used for blue line and five for green line service operations. The CDA will have to develop bus stops on the expressway for the blue line service, two u-turns and a terminal for the green line service.