Marriyum Aurangzeb, the information minister, said this on Thursday in Islamabad during a news conference. The information minister claims that more routes have been found and will be connected to the metro bus lines that are already in use. According to the information minister, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will carry out the project and 123 new buses will travel these routes in phases.
The 13 routes are as follows: the route from Police Foundation/Orange Line Station to Red Line Faiz Ahmed Faiz Station I-8; the route from Allama Iqbal Station to Red Line Potohar Station; the route from PIMS to Secretariat; the route from D-12 to G-10; the route from F-11 to Red Line F-8 station; the route from G-11 to PIMS; the route from Aabpara to Tramri Chowk; the route from Nilor to Khanna Pul; the route from Pir.
It is important to remember that the prime minister had instructed the CDA to speed up the intercity bus service when he opened the Green Line Metro bus service in August. According to sources within CDA, the civic organization would start the aforementioned bus service on 13 routes through a deal with a private bus business.
They said that two private businesses, Faisal Movers and Daewoo, responded to CDA’s tenders by submitting their offers and that the CDA staff was now reviewing them after opening technical bids. Financial bids would be opened the following week.
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