Saturday, January 28, 2023

Islamabad Metro Bus Project: PM Shehbaz Sharif orders investigation into delay

In a statement, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed regret for the four-year delay in the completion of the Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad International Airport Metro Bus project, and he ordered an investigation to determine the cause of the delay.

On Thursday morning, the prime minister paid a visit to the Metro Bus Service in Islamabad, where he was briefed on the project by officials from the Capital Development Authority and the National Highway Authority.

Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the reason for the delay, and he has stated that Rs16 billion has already been spent on the project.

“The metro bus service should provide the ability for passengers to transport luggage,” he stated, and he further directed the establishment of a metro bus station on the motorway to serve the area.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister was informed that the metro bus service will be launched immediately on Saturday following the acquisition of fifteen buses from the Punjab Metro Bus Authority, which was present. He was also informed that buses for this project will arrive by May 5, which was a pleasant surprise.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that a Metro Bus service from Islamabad-Peshawar Morr to the airport would be operational in five days’ time.

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According to reports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed that all arrangements for the operation of the metro bus be completed, which will be a huge relief to those traveling through Islamabad International Airport.

Premier Shehbaz Sharif stated that arrangements should be made for the Metro Bus service to be operational in five days or less. In this regard, the prime minister issued directives to the Capital Development Authority, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and the National Highway Authority.

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