CDA to run 22 feeder buses for Metro routes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Capital Development Authority (CDA) would operate feeder buses for the Metro routes and to augment the overall traffic facilities in the Capital city.

The Authority is in advance stage of planning to run 22 buses covering major routes and areas of the Capital city to facilitate the residents. On the designated routes, a bus will operate after 30 minutes.

The process for selection of the bus operators is likely to be commenced in December and it is expected that the feeder routes would be operational within four months time. The initial estimate for operation and maintenance of the feeder buses is Rs.200 to 250 million per annum.

The transparent process for hiring of the bus operators for operation and maintenance of the buses would be carried out in transparent manner at the earliest.

It is expected that the buses would not only facilitate the commuters embarking the Metro Bus Service but also the general public. The Authority has planned four routes for this purpose.

First route would be from Bhara Kahu upto Marghzar Zoo covering Dhokri, Aabpara, Federal Government Services Hospital (Policlinic) and F-6 Sector.

The second route would be from Rawat to Faisal Mosque. Third route would be from Tarnol upto Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park/Ibn-e-Seena road metro station and would cover Sector G-13 and in between areas of G and F Series Sectors including Markaz G-9 (Karachi Company).

The Fourth route would operate upto I.J Principal road metro station starting from Railway Carriage Factory.

Source: APP

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