64 buses added to Metro Bus System

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Transport Jehanzeb Khan Khichi has said the addition of 64 modern buses to the Lahore Metro Bus System is an important step to modernize the public transport system.

“The provincial government saved a huge sum of Rs2 billion through transparent completion of the project.”

In a statement issued here on Thursday, the minister said that new metro buses are continuously plying from 6:15am to 10:00pm on daily basis the 27km long route from Gujju Matta to Shahdara to provide best transportation to the citizens.

“New buses are using Euro-III quality diesel to ensure environmental safety,” he pointed out and added every bus can accommodate up to 160 passengers and a disinfection system and other tools are installed in the buses for public safety. He said a that corona SoPs are also being followed in letter and spirit in the metro bus service.

The minister expressed his hope that It is expected that 125,000 passengers will use the metro bus system on a daily basis after the corona pandemic.

The government is committed to modernizing the public transport system so that citizens could travel in an honourable way to reach their destinations, the minister declared.

Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Public Prosecution Ch Zaheeruddin said that public prosecutors has a key role in the provision of justice and professional training courses would further assist to enhance their capabilities.

The minister was addressing the concluding ceremony of essential induction training programme of prosecutors at centres for professional development of prosecutors.

Secretary Public Prosecution Nadeem Sarwar, Director CPD Ch Muhammad Jahangir and others were also present on the occasion.

The minister said the prosecution department is being digitized while the mobile application for prosecutors was also being developed to extend technological support for performing official responsibilities.

Secretary Prosecution Department Nadeem Sarwar advised the prosecutors to equip themselves with the latest gadgetry and technical knowhow to keep themselves abreast with the latest research to carry out their duties thus transforming the Punjab Criminal Prosecution service into an exemplary institution.

Later, the completion of training certificates was also distributed among the prosecutors.

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