Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to launch the proposed metro bus service, from Peshawar Mor to Islamabad International Airport (IIA), on Saturday (April 16), according to a news story published on Friday (April 15).
PM Shehbaz visited the metro bus track to inspect the track and review the progress. The civic agency briefed the minister about the bus service and was ordered to start its operation tomorrow. The PM mentioned that the service must be free of cost for commuters during Ramazan.
Moreover, PM Shehbaz directed the civic agency to complete the remaining work at a fast pace and ordered an inquiry into the delayed bus service launch. The 30 buses from China are expected to reach Karachi by May 5. For now, the CDA has arranged 15 buses from the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service to run on the track. During the visit, the minister has also ordered a feasibility study to be conducted for the metro bus service on Bhara Kahu-Peshawar Mor and Rawat routes.
It is pertinent to note that PM Shehbaz previously directed the launch of the Islamabad metro bus service within five days on his first day in office.