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78 Eco-Friendly, Air-Conditioned Buses Approved for Rawalpindi

Buses Approved for Rawalpindi

The Punjab government, under the leadership of the Provincial Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Bilal Akbar Khan, has taken a significant step towards enhancing public transportation in Rawalpindi. A comprehensive plan has been devised to alleviate congestion on busy roads and provide comfortable commuting options for residents.

Key Initiatives

Buses Approved for Rawalpindi
  • Eco-Friendly Buses: A total of 78 eco-friendly, air-conditioned buses have been sanctioned initially for Rawalpindi. These buses are aimed at improving the quality of public transportation and reducing environmental impact.
  • Feeder Routes: Six feeder routes spanning 52 kilometers have been proposed for the phase one project. These routes will provide convenient access to various metro bus stations, including Saddar, Mareer, Liaquat Bagh, Chandni Chowk, 6th road, and Faizabad stations.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Commissioner Rawalpindi, Engr Aamir Khattak, has emphasized the importance of engaging all stakeholders in the planning process. The finalization of feeder routes will be based on updated data obtained from a comprehensive study conducted by Nespak.

Efforts for Improved Connectivity

The proposed feeder routes cover key areas within Rawalpindi, ensuring enhanced connectivity and accessibility for residents. Each route has been carefully designed to cater to specific commuting needs, addressing connectivity gaps and streamlining public transportation services. The Punjab government, under the directives of Chief Minister Punjab, is committed to implementing a decongestion plan for major cities, including Rawalpindi, on an emergency basis.

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Additional buses and feeder routes will be introduced based on the findings of the ongoing study, further enhancing the efficiency and convenience of the metro bus service.

Conclusion

The approval of eco-friendly buses and feeder routes marks a significant milestone in the efforts to improve public transportation infrastructure in Rawalpindi. These initiatives align with the government’s vision of providing sustainable and accessible commuting options for residents while addressing urban congestion challenges.