Punjab govt’s support sought for Metro-bus service to Airport

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Mohammad Arshad
Islamabad

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Friday, stressed upon the Punjab Government to support the Capital Development Authority operationalise the Metro-bus Corridor from Peshawar Morr (G-9) to New Islamabad International Airport
While chairing a meeting of the Committee to decide about the modalities for operationalising the Metro-bus Corridor from Peshawar Morr (G-9) to New Islamabad International Airport he asked the Punjab government to provid 4 requisite number of buses and technical know-how until the Capital Development Authority establishes its own fully functional Mass Transit Authority along with all the allied infrastructure and wherewithal.

The committee formed a a Sub-Committee headed by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission was constituted to finalize the arrangements between CDA and the Punjab Government for running buses on the newly constructed Metro-bus Corridor.
The Chief Secretary Punjab joined the meeting through a video link.

The Chairman CDA emphasized upon the need to operationalise the Metro-bus Corridor from Peshawar Morr (G-9) to New Islamabad International Airport immediately for providing a comfortable, safe and secure transportation facility to the commuters in the Capital City.

He informed the meeting that the Cabinet had already approved formation of Capital Mass Transit Authority (CMTA) to run the Metro Bus Service from Peshawar Morr (G-9) to the New Islamabad International Airport.

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