The Metro Bus Service has faced a whopping loss of more than Rs55 million under operational cost and revenue heads due to closure for the sixth consecutive day owing to Azadi march of JUI-F.
Thousands of commuters including office workers, students, traders, and government officials were facing extreme difficulties due to closure of the service which runs between the twin cities.
Punjab Metro Bus Authority (MBA) had shut down Metro Bus operations in the twin cities on October 30, the day protesters descended on the federal capital. Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA), following government directions, had allocated the ground next to Metro Bus depot in Sector H-9 for the Azadi march. Subsequently, MBA handed over the Metro Bus depot to ICTA while the buses were moved to the elevated track between Saddar and Marir Hasan in Rawalpindi due to security threats.