50 percent work of the metro bus project completed

ISLAMABAD: After the end of the Eidul Fitr holidays, the workers and the labourers have resumed the construction work of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project.After almost a week-long holidays, the work on the project has not only started but is also being done at a fast pace, in order to complete the multi-billion mass transit project within stipulated time. With the completion of this mass transit project, it would help cater thousands of passengers in the twin cities. The project that was launched in March, this year is scheduled to be completed before the end of the current fiscal year.Metro bus project Chairman Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, in a statement has said that the project was a unique example of speed, transparency, and standard, and its successful launching would silence its critics. He said that with the completion of the project, the temporary inconvenience to the citizens of the twin cities would change into a permanent relief. The metro bus service project is a public welfare project and every effort is being made for its speedy completion, while ensuring its quality and the project would be state-of-the-art in every respect and it would bring a revolutionary change in the transport system.It is pertinent to mention here that the site for the metro bus service depot had been acquired near the Peshawar Morr. The depot, costing Rs 1.5 billion would be constructed in a record time of four months. The metro bus depot would involve the construction of parking plazas, building works, roads, drainage, and ancillary works. He said that the pre-qualification of the contractors for the purpose had already been announced.The land acquiring process for setting up 10 bus terminals for the metro bus is underway. These terminals would be set up at Flashman Hotel Cantt, Mareer Hassan, Liaquat Bagh, Committee Chowk, Waris Khan, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rehmanabad,Sixth Road, Shamsabad, and Faizabad, he added. According to sources, more than 50 percent work has already been completed. After the completion of the metro bus project, the citizens would be able to travel on low fares between the twin cities. There would be 10 stops of metro in Rawalpindi while there would be 14 stops in the capital. 

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