MULTAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the Metro bus project in Multan.
The service will now be available for general public. Initially 35 busses will operate with the capacity to allow approximately 95, 000 people to travel daily.
Metro bus starts today in Multan
The project has been completed at a cost of Rs28 billion. It will benefit people belonging to all walks of life including students, traders and labourers. This project will also help boost trade activities in the city.
Metro Bus Project Chief Engineer Sabir Khan Sadozai told The Express Tribune that additional features have been added to the project on the recommendation of a team of engineers. To protect commuters from the sun, glass panels sandwiched with thick foam and stuffed between steel layers had been used for the project.
Metro buses all set to hit roads in Multan
He added that the metro track would be 18.5 km long – six kilometres on ground and 12.5 km elevated. There would be 21 terminals, seven on ground-level and 14 elevated.
According to Sadozai, the provincial government will run shuttles on a feeder route to let commuters reach metro track from different parts of the city. Buses operating on several intra-city routes would be connected to the shuttles operating on the feeder route.
Citizens from various districts of South Punjab along with locals of the city eagerly awaited the Metro Bus service.
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