The government will build over 200 new bus stop shelters on all major roads in the city. These bus stops will be built under the Khoobsurat Lahore Framework.
Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal chaired a meeting on Wednesday to finalise the design of the new bus stands. During the meeting, bus stop designs were approved for Jail Road, Ferozpur Road, Canal Road, Gulberg’s Main Boulevard, Punjab University, MM Alam Road, Guru Mangat Road, Mehmood Kasuri Road, Ghari Shahu and Shadbagh. Sumbal said the Lahore Transport Company (LTC) would identify locations of new bus stop shelters according to its requirements. “The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), the LTC and shelter designers will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) over the project,” he said.
The meeting was attended by PHA Director General Mian Shakeel Ahmad, LTC CEO Khawaja Haider Latif, the Lahore Biennale Foundation chairperson, shelter designers and other senior officials. Talking to The Express Tribune, Latif said the city now had 144 bus stops shelters. “The LTC is reconstructing bus stop shelters at The Mall and other main roads. The new bus stop shelters will be run on build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis,” he said. Ahmad said the project would be financed through leasing space on the bus stops for advertisement.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2016.