The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has declared to provide comfortable transportation to Islamabad citizens along several routes.
They decided in a meeting by CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed. The CDA administration is exploring a project called “Islamabad Bus Service” to give modern and quality transport amenities to Islamabad residents, which will launch following final permission from the Federal Cabinet, according to a CDA official.
CDA will first add 30 buses to the project, but this number will be increased soon. In addition, Soan Interchange will connect to Faisal Masjid, Bhara Kahu will connect to Faiz Ahmed Faiz Metro Bus Station, and Tarnol Railway Station will connect to N-5 Metro Bus Station.
There will be 64 stops (stations) with modern and tight security systems on the routes, as well as a tuck shop and public restrooms at each bus stop (station). It should mention that all of the buses will have air conditioning and a seating capacity of 70 people, with priority seats reserved for ladies and special needs passengers. Separate parking areas and depots will build for the three bus routes and bus filling facilities that will assist the general public and refilling the buses.
In addition, advertising signboards will be put at each bus stop (station), allowing the corporation to receive income. The CDA administration will purchase buses, construct bus stops (stations), rehabilitate them, and build depots and parking places, while the Metro Command and Control Centre will manage the project. After receiving formal clearance from the federal cabinet, the project will be open to the public by December.
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