PC-I prepared to start Metro Bus for Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: On the directives of the federal government, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has prepared the PC1 of the Metro Bus System that will connect the New Islamabad International Airport to the Peshawar Morr.

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Along with the preliminary cost estimation, the work to be done for the construction of allied infrastructure i.e. command and control centre, AFC system acquisition, security surveillance, IT, and fleet acquisition have been included in the prepared plan.

Under the fleet acquisition, 30 new air-conditioned buses (preferably electric buses) will be travelling to and fro between the designated areas on a fixed schedule.

The apex civic authority will act as implementing agency for the project.

The operations of the mass transit service will be handed over to the capital mass transit authority once established.

The plan was presented in a meeting presided by the Chairman and attended by the representatives of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration.

For further approval and funding, the PC1 will be submitted to the federal government.

The requirement for a comprehensive public transport system for Islamabad was reviewed by local as well as international consultants and it was agreed that the city needs mass transit system for removal of traffic congestion and for public facilitation.

Under this initiative, a 25.60km long signal-free corridor will be developed, connecting the New Islamabad International Airport to Peshawar Morr. The project will also include eight median stations in between.

The project is being constructed by the National Highway Authority.

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