Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board has made the decision to transfer management of the metro bus service, which runs between Peshawar Morr and Islamabad International Airport, to a private company at a rate that is comparably lower than that of all other similar services provided in the nation.
According to a news release, the formal clearance in that regard was granted during the board meeting chaired by CDA Chairman Aamer Ali Ahmed. The National Logistic Cell (NLC) was given a contract by the board to build bus stops along the routes of the Green and Blue metro bus services.
In accordance with the regulations of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA), it also allowed the building of separated tracks for both buses to the Frontier Works Organization (FWO). Similar to that, a summary of the public transportation consulting was also delivered during the conference.
The meeting also approved a number of projects while considering various issues on the agenda. The Islamabad Orange Line Metro Bus Service’s track from Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad Airport was being beautified at the same time to make it more appealing to commuters.
On Tuesday, a senior authority official told APP that the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) environment department continued to work on the project throughout the Eid al Adha holidays, a senior authority official told APP on Tuesday. He added that teams from the environmental wing were planting trees in the appropriate places in addition to decorating the project with seasonal flowers in a variety of colours.
As a result of the high number of riders using the facility, CDA administration has expressed pleasure with the average daily ridership on the Orange Line Metro Bus route. The average daily passenger load for 15 buses, according to Project Director Qazi Umar, was 20,000 passengers.
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