Major changes in public transport routes

five different routes have been changed before metro bus launch


Online June 01, 2015
Five public transport routes on Murree road have been changed ahead of the inauguration of Metro Bus Service. PHOTO: File

RAWALPINDI:


Five public transport routes on Murree road have been changed ahead of the inauguration of Metro Bus Service.


Route 1 which earlier started from Haider Road in Saddar will now start from Misrial Road, Medina Colony, and will reach Faizabad via Range Road, PIA Colony, Shalay Vally, Qasim Market, MH Chowk, Rawalpindi Railway Station, Mareer Chowk, district courts, Ammar Chowk, Rahimabad, Rawal Road, Chandni Chowk, Saidpur Road and 6th Road.

From Faizabad, the vans plying on route 1 will reach Super Market as per the old route but from Super Market they will go towards Sector F-7 and the last stop will be near the Maraghzar Zoo.

Route 3 will reach Faizabad via Liaqat Road, Fawara Chowk, Raja Bazaar, Bagh-e-Sardaran, Asghar Mall Road, Saidpur Road, Kali Tanki, Pindora, and IJ Principal Road.

From Aabpara, the vans plying on route 3 will go to Bari Imam via Foreign Office and Radio Pakistan buildings.

Vans on Route 6 will start their journey from Liaqat Colony and reach Sector F-6 in Islamabad via Dhamial Mor, Quaid-e-Azam Colony, Kalma Chowk, Chungi 22, Lal Kurti, Barqi Chowk, district courts, Jhanda Chichi, Rahimabad, Rawal Road, Chandni Chowk, 6th Road, Faizabad, Zero Point, Aabpara, Melody, and Polyclinic.

Suzuki pick-ups will ply between Raja Bazaar, Gordon College, Liaqat Bagh, Committee Chowk, Dhoke Khabba, PAF Cinema, Rawal Road, Chandni Chowk, Sadiqabad, Chungi 8, Muslim Town, Jahaz Ground, Khanna Pul, Khanna Dak, Tarlai, Ali Pur Farash and Jhangi Syedan.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2015. 

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Fawad Ali Khan Utmanzai | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend What a great planning, The change in Route 1 is much appreciated because for those who want to reach from Pindi to Sector F-7 and Maraghzar Zoo were need to reach F-6 super and then for F-7 they have to use next vehicle Route 101 (Pirwadhai to Faisal Mosque via Faizabad, Aabpara, F-6) or go pedestrian but now they will reach direct in one vehicle to their destination from Pindi. There were no public transport from Pindi to Maraghzar Zoo since I am here in Islamabad. Now people will reach easily to visit Zoo. Change in Rout-3 is also a very good move to facilitate the common people because from a long time it was very hard for people to reach the Foreign office, NADRA and Radio Pakistan from other sites due to closure of the real Route 3 for security purposes in past few years. People have to walk from Begum Sarfaraz Iqbal Road to NADRA and Radio Pakistan, to Foreign office from Serena Chowk because the public transport were not allowed to enter there from Serena Chowk. Route 6 is new for me first time I heard about this route. This route is looking to facilitate maximum people for reaching to desired destinations.
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