Saturday, July 13, 2024

CM Pervaiz Elahi Approves 513 Hybrid & Electric Buses for Lahore

An approval has been given to operate the 513 hybrid/electric buses in Lahore by Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz.

Conducting the 19th meeting of the Punjab Masstransit Authority at his office, CM ordered to arrange more buses for feeder routes in Lahore along with an extensive of the Speedo feeder bus service from Lahore to Sheikhupura and Muridke to accommodate the periphery localities.

Furthermore, Pervaiz Elahi ordered to revive the Punjab Transport Company and provided an approval to repair and maintenance of buses of PMBS (Pakistan Metro Bus System) in Rawalpindi/Islamabad with acquisition of new buses.

Moreover, it was decided to continue the Bahawalpur-Lodhran bus service and added 12 more buses to the fleet.

The CM stated, “eight stations of the Orange Train would be commercialised along with improvement in Lahore Metro Bus System. The janitorial services of Pakistan Metro Bus Services in Rawalpindi/Islamabad would be given to Rawalpindi Waste Management Company.”

In a huddle, it was also decided to procure the services of NRTC for automatic fare collection and bus scheduling system. However, the insurance of the Orange Train system and ex-post facto approval of the decision to give 15 buses to CDA were also signed.

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