Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has inaugurated Islamabad Metro Bus Service today, from Peshawar Mor to Islamabad International Airport (IIA), according to news published on April 18.
PM Shehbaz, addressing the ceremony, stated that the Metro Bus Service has been made operational for the residents with 15 buses acquired from Punjab Metro Authority. He also mentioned that during the month of Ramzan, the commuters can travel free of cost. The minister also thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President X Jinping for their help.
Moreover, a two-day trial run of the Orange Line Metro Bus Service was started on Saturday. The officials of the National Highway Authority (NHA), Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and other concerned departments inspected the scheduling, loading and offloading of passengers, docking, and other operational details.
As per the details, as many as 30 modern buses will run on this route after every 5 minutes during peak hours. The project features a 25.6-kilometre long track, with one platform near Islamabad Airport and seven stations. According to estimates around 25,000 to 26,000 passengers will be commuting through the service on a daily basis.