Feb 10

CM Shahbaz Sharif opens Metro Bus Service

CM Shahbaz Sharif opens Metro Bus Service:

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated Metro Bus Service in Lahore on Sunday and congratulated the nation, adding that the project was devised especially for the common people.Metro Bus Service Inaugurated today in Lahore

While addressing at the occasion of the inauguration of the Metro Bus Service, the chief minister said that the project completed in short period of ten months where 25,000 labors did hard work day and night.

He termed the day as of great happiness and added that he would try to arrange such services in other large cities.

While accrediting the Turkey, Mian Shahbaz said that the Metro bus service project was a matchless example of Pakistan-Turkey unparalleled friendship.

In the inauguration ceremony, the PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Indian High Commissioner, delegations of more than 50 countries and political leaders participated.

The Metro Bus will cut 27 kilometer of distance from Gaju Mata to Shahdara in 55 minutes. The said distance could be covered in two hours before this.

Feb 08

Shahbaz Sharif’s Lahore Metro Bus Service Starting on February 10, 2013

Lahore (Thursday, February 7, 2013) – Pakistan’s first metro bus service will starts from Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Lahore.

Chief Minister of Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurates the service in a historical and memorable ceremony with local and foreign guests.lahore metro bus

The Lahore Metro Bus system will start its services from February 10, 2013 when a launching ceremony followed by an inaugurating run will be held. The 27Km long route will take only 50 minutes to complete on the Volvo buses.

Each bus has a passenger capacity of 150 and a bus will be available at every one of the 19 stations throughout the city after 3 minutes during peak hours.

During off peak hours a bus will be available at a station after every 6 minutes and after every 10 minutes during late hours. The time for the service will be from 6.30am to 10.30pm. A security detail comprising of 150 men will also be present for the safety and monitoring of the Lahore Metro Bus service.

The security officers will have motorbikes and latest weapons and will be able to respond to any kind of threat within no time. There will be 6 security check posts throughout.

The Lahore Metro Bus System is augmented with state-of-the-art technology that would help run and manage the entire system flawlessly. There will be an e-ticketing system that would allow travellers to buy tickets from the automated vending machine.

There is also the concept of Metro Smartcard. If you are a frequent traveller then you can buy a Metro Smartcard once and swap it on the automated doors of the station platform whenever you wish to travel. The Smartcard can be recharged from the vending machine. This all is the part of Intelligent Transport System that will be viewed and monitored from the office of PITB (Punjab Information Technology Board).