Minister inaugurates three new double-decker buses

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Staff Reporter

The Minister for Excise and Taxation/Information, Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman inaugurated three new double decker buses which were including in the existing fleet of TDCP Double Decker Buses. The Minister said, Lahore is the city of Garden, Culture, Ancient Civilization and lively people. On the great success of TDCP Double Decker Bus Service, The Chief Minister Punjab took initiative to add more double decker buses for the Lahorites.
The Chief Minister, Punjab was pleased to inaugurate the 1st“Sightseeing Lahore” Double Decker Bus Service Project in Pakistan on 25th November, 2015. The project was conceived and developed by Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab in compliance with the development strategy of Punjab Government. The project envisaged to showcase the magnificent Cultural and Architectural Heritage of Lahore including its Recent Urban Development. The project initially commenced with the operation of 02 Double Decker Buses of international standard procured through the process of international tendering at a cost of Rs. 30m each (Cost/Bus US $ 188,000 + Duty / Taxes Rs. 10m). The capacity of each bus is 67 persons (Upper Deck 49 and Lower Deck 18). The project is being operated as per Best International Practices i.e. Aesthetically Beautiful and Tourist Friendly Terminals, Mechanism for Organized Bookings, Trained Drivers, Uniformed Staff, Tourist Guides en-route etc. Terminal 1 is located at Punjab Stadium, Ferozepur Road and Terminal 2 is at Food Street, Fort Road. Approved rates for tickets are Children (Aged upto 10),Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons are free whereas Students Rs. 100 and general tickets age 10 – 65 Rs. 200.

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