BAHAWALPUR: For the provision of cost-efficient and quality commuting services, the Punjab government has launched the Speedo Bus service in Bahawalpur.
The bus service was formally inaugurated by Bahawalpur Mayor Aqeel Najam Hashmi and Deputy Commissioner Rana Saleem Afzal at a ceremony held at Main Terminal of General Bus Stand on Wednesday. The mayor and the DC boarded on Speedo Bus along with other officials and citizens.
A fleet of 12 buses would operate under the Speedo project to provide cheap, comfortable and a fully air-conditioned commuting service to the public. The service would be free on the first two days of inauguration.
Bus service project’s 12 buses would be operated by the fully trained 24 drivers and they have been provided with special training regarding safe travel and during duty drivers would be donned in Bus service uniform. The drivers of the bus service have been imparted special training pertaining to behaviour with passengers. Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service would provide technical support and coordination.
Bus’s fare list has been issued by the secretary District Transport Authority according to which Rs10, Rs20, and Rs30 would be charged depending upon the distance travelled. Bus service has stops at Karachi Morr, Bindra Pulli, General Bus Stand, Fareed Gate, Dring Stadium, DC Office Chowk, One Unit Chowk, Technology College, Mailaywali Gali, Baghdad Campus Islamia University and 10/BC.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2018.