After Lahore and Islamabad, Multan is all set to welcome the much-hyped and much-talked about, Metro Bus! Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has finally inaugurated the Metro bus service in the city and it will only charge PKR 20 as traveling fare.
It is reported that PKR 28.88 billion was the total cost of the project.
Another Promise fullfilled . . . Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to inaugurate Metro Bus Service in Multan tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Rkks7bqBD2
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) January 23, 2017
Nawaz Sharif too took a ride around the town in the launch ceremony.
As many as 35 buses will provide transportation to around 95000 residents of Multan.
Government is committed to fulfill all its promises with people: CM Punjab Shahbaz addresses inaugural ceremony of Multan #MetroBus Project
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) January 24, 2017
The Multan Metro route is
- 18.5km long
- has a 2.5km elevated section
- 21 bus stations
- 14 stations at elevated and seven stations at ground level
The project was kickstarted in 2015 and was completed within a year, despite financial constraints.
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) January 23, 2017
An ecstatic Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to announce the news!
Multan Metro Bus System: tmrw PM sb will inaugurate the inexpensive, dignified & fast-paced mode of transportation for people of Multan IA..
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 23, 2017
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) January 23, 2017
MULTAN METRO BUS ROUTE AND STATIONS
1. BZU Bus Station
2. Beaconhouse School
3. Markaz Ibnul Qasim Al-Islami
4. Northern Bypass
5. Altaf Market/Shalimar Colony
6. Nasheman/Sabzazar Colony
7. Chungi No. 6/Gulgasht Colony
8. Tehsil Chowk/Usmanabad
9. Chungi No. 9 10. Qasim Fort
11. Daulat Gate/Fish Market
12. Aam Khas Bagh
15. BCG Chowk
16. Peoples Colony
17. Vehari Chowk
18. General Bus Stand
19. Jinnah Park
20. Shah Rukne Alam
21. Kumharanwala Chowk
Meanwhile, Karachi is still deprived of the state-of-the-art service! However, reports reveal that the city of lights is next on PM’s Metro bus agenda
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